How many computers does the average individual own?

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  1. Posts : 558
    Windows 10
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    How many computers does the average individual own?


    Curious about this and why so many , thanks folks.
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  2. DeaconFrost's Avatar
    Posts : 1,363
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #2

    Many of us own a few just for testing or for serving other purposes. I own five for the two people in my house. My wife and I each have a laptop. We share a tower computer, then we have a server in our basement and a spare tower used for whatever we feel like using it for...Linux, new server OS, etc.

    I probably have any spare parts sitting around to build at least three more towers. Typical for someone in the enthusiast crowd.
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  3. Posts : 193
    Windows 10 Pro
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    If you work in IT you tend to have a lot of computer stuff at home too. I have a main PC, a Win 2012 server, couple of laptops, wife's PC.
    We also never throw any computer-related item away, even if it's totally obsolete, because you're sure the day after you discard it you will need it and have to go out and buy a new whatever-it-was at great cost.
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  4. Posts : 558
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I am mostly looking for people who don't work in the computer field , curious about those statistics.
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  5. BunnyJ's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64
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    I have one..
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  6. essenbe's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 1903
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    I have 5
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  7. Cluster Head's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
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    I have 2.
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  8. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    I have a desktop media PC that runs my media to living room TV. I have my laptop for my main computer. My wife has her main laptop, a new (to us) Asus Transformer tablet/netbook, and an old netbook that her new Transformer replaced. My daughter has her laptop. We have a family spare laptop. My father in law and mother in law each have their own desktops. So, in our house there are 9 computers. All of us but father in law also each have an Android tablet, and my wife, daughter and I all have Android smartphones.
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  9. Cliff S's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
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    I Have a desktop with Windows 10 two VM's and my old ASUS Laptop with Win10, that I keep updated, in case my desktop get's hardware problems, plus a couple of spare hard drives with Linux various OS's on them(that I can swap out for testing, play & learning on the laptop).
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  10. Fafhrd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
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    By and large, this is an enthusiasts' forum, and as enthusiasts, the collecting habit is well developed. As stated above, rarely is anything thrown away, even if totally obsolete.

    I have 2 laptops that work, 4 that don't at the moment, a couple of towers that work, and a couple that don't at the moment, and a box or five of motherboards, drives, memory, expansion cards, 3 or four keyboards, numerous mice, and about half a dozen monitors. I have disposed of all my CRT monitors - probably a mistake that I'll regret.

    I have a TRS 80 color computer, and Apricot ACT PC, and a Amiga Commodore A1200, all of which were working the last time I looked at them. (Which was a long time ago...)

    My wife had an Android Tablet for Christmas - she looks at it about once a month to ask me where the facebook has gone. Sigh.
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