Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Too much of CPU power
Today, more than ever, I have the feeling that there is too much
of CPU power in the world. Why?
Just two days ago, I've got Lenovo T400 notebook, for free. Company,
where my wife is working, considers these end-of-life and wanted
to send them to be eco-friendly recycled. I don't know how about
you, but I consider disassembling fully working computer
for precious metals to be great a waste.
My main home computer is now nine-year-old PowerMac G5. I have one
faster machine - 12" HP 2530p notebook, but I use it only for
logging my CB and PMR QSOs to software, which is only for Windows.
When I need a portable, I have 10" Efika MX SmartBook. It's small,
thin, light, was cheap and although it's with 800MHZ ARM CPU no
supercomputer, it's fast enough for most things I need to do while
not at home.
And now I have on my desk a notebook computer twice as fast as my
PowerMac G5, at least six times faster than my Efika. I had two
computers faster than these in last five years (1.86GHz Core2
Mac Mini and 2.16GHz iMac) and I sold them after couple of months,
because I simply didn't need them. And now I have even faster one
for free, because someone somewhere considers it to be too slow
to be used in corporate environment.
What a silly world do we live in.