Sandy Bridge Posted January 17 Share Posted January 17 So, it's been about 2 months since I bought my new laptop. It's great! Twice as many CPU cores (and probably close to twice as fast per core), twice the GPU power, DDR4 instead of DDR3, NVME storage instead of SATA SSDs. Some of my games play much more smoothly on it. And yet when I'm not gaming, or am gaming on a game that runs fine on the old system, I've found I often am still using my old desktop. Why? It has all my stuff on it. All my programs installed, all my data local, everything configured exactly how I like it over the past 5-6 years since I last installed Windows (it's really nice not having to reinstall Windows every few years to keep it working well like in the old days). I plan to add some more storage to my laptop (512 GB isn't enough, even if it's fast), and eventually I can probably fit enough of my stuff on it that the rest can live on network storage. But I'm wondering if anyone else has found the same thing with a laptop that doesn't have terabytes of storage and everything set up - the old workstation with things tweaked just so still gets a fair amount of use? Maybe it just means I need a good KVM? I've thought about getting one for audio (3.5mm) + two USB ports, but have had a hard time finding one for that niche (without a monitor but with audio). Or is there something about being used to having 6 TB of storage and then having 0.5 TB and missing having all those hundreds of programs installed locally? 1 Desktop: Core i5 2500k "Sandy Bridge" | RX 480 | 32 GB DDR3 | 850 Evo + HDDs | Seasonic 650W | Noctua Fans | 8.1 Pro Laptop: MSI Alpha 15 | Ryzen 5800H | Radeon 6600M | 16 GB DDR4 | 512 GB SSD | 10 Home Laptop history: MSI GL63 (2018) | HP EliteBook 8740w (acq. 2014) | Dell Inspiron 1520 (2007) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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