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I can't find where @Red posted on his frustration about the Windows 10 pictures being un-named.  I wonder if he complained?

 

See this today:

 

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I can't find where @Red posted on his frustration about the Windows 10 pictures being un-named.  I wonder if he complained?

I haven't seen that picture yet and can't remember if I complained ... I probably did... Ah, the power of Pdn royalty :D

 

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A few days ago, Xamarin announced a new 2D graphics API for .NET.

https://blog.xamarin.com/cross-platform-2d-graphics-with-skiasharp/

Thought I'd pass along the news, in case anyone else is interested.

I'm going to try it out tonight, and see how its output compares to System.Drawing.

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EDIT: At this point, it's more trouble than it's worth.

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On 24.02.2016 at 10:32 PM, toe_head2001 said:

A few days ago, Xamarin announced a new 2D graphics API for .NET.

https://blog.xamarin.com/cross-platform-2d-graphics-with-skiasharp/

Thought I'd pass along the news, in case anyone else is interested.

I'm going to try it out tonight, and see how its output compares to System.Drawing.

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thanks for sharing. I want to try it too

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Be VERY afraid - the power team is in the house

 

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On 9/12/2016 at 8:35 PM, Ego Eram Reputo said:

Be VERY afraid - the power team is in the house

 

 

:lol:

 

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I need to replace my laptop with a desktop PC. However, before making a purchase I thought I'd ask here.

 

I need a durable computer, affordable, not a Mac computer, and a PC that has great memory, space, etc. I do a lot of drawing on the computer, but not to the point where I need to spend thousands of dollars on a PC. 

 

Which one is best for graphic design, illustrating, etc...?

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54 minutes ago, HELEN said:

I need to replace my laptop with a desktop PC. However, before making a purchase I thought I'd ask here.

 

I need a durable computer, affordable, not a Mac computer, and a PC that has great memory, space, etc. I do a lot of drawing on the computer, but not to the point where I need to spend thousands of dollars on a PC. 

 

Which one is best for graphic design, illustrating, etc...?

 

I eagerly await replies to this question @Helen, as I too need to buy a new desktop PC as mine crashed a few months ago.  It was a Dell Hewlett Packard and I loved it, but it only lasted 4 years :( .

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Any reason why a PC ? 

I have a HP Pavilion 15-AB270SA laptop (A Red one :D ) with 8gb RAM and a 1TB HDD, graphics are really good, it is fast, it has great battery life too. 3X USB ports, bluetooth and all the other bells and whistles to go with it. I payed   3069.00 Swedish Kronor (May 2016) A decent price for a really powerful allrounder. I would never go back to owning a PC now. :) 

 

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I've always had good experiences with Acer desktops. I've had two - both are still running fine (XP and Win10).

 

I find the Acer PCs about the best bang you can get for your $$$. 

 

I'd pick something with 8gb RAM from this range http://www.acer.com/ac/en/CA/content/models/desktops/aspirex (probably the AXC-780-EB11 for $550)

 

There is nil configuration, just take it home and plug it in.

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Good for you! Laptops are overrated, and under powered. Seriously.

My currently laptop has a Core i7 and a Samsung SSD, and I still think it has lousy performance. I use my desktop 90% of the time, and just use the laptop when I don't want to sit at my desk.

 

I've alway assembled my own desktops with the components I liked, so I don't really have any strong opinions about different OEM brands (HP, Dell, Asus, ect).

For laptops, I like Dell business class laptops. Their consumer class laptops are no where as good though. You get what you pay for...

 

Stay away from those Desktop All-in-ones. They are Laptops in desktop bodies. No joke. They use laptop CPUs, GPUs, memory. Not to mention you can't upgrade them.

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@HELEN  I have to agree with toe_head...building your own computer is the way to go....and it doesn't have to be expensive.

If that is not feasible, before my son and I started building our own, we purchased 'customizable' or 'made-to-order' computers from these people:

 

http://www.magicmicro.com/pricelist.asp?cid=9

 

They are out of Cleveland, OH

I used that computer for eight years before I built my own. And that was my choice....their computer was still running, but the components were getting outdated.

 

I wish you luck, Helen!   (If we were close-by, I'd build you one!)     :)

 

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Hi HELEN

I could recommend for you from my personal experience through the years:

 

My first computer was based on AMD motherboard. I didn't knew well computers, so i bought what the seller recommend. after a while i discover that these kind of computers is getting hot and false the hardware for operation because of the processor. So if someone recommend for you AMD don't buy one, not the processor and not the motherboard.

 

My second PC was based on INTEL processor:

Processor: i3-2130 / 3.4ghz,  Dual core . based INTEL motherboard

with 6GB DDR3 memory and simple graphic card of Nvidia

and OS of windows on 120GB SSD hard drive+ 1TB simple Hard disk

AND 350W power supply.

this PC cost me 650$ before 5 years and this piece of Technology was the best i could buy then in my budget. it didn't false the Operation even once over the 5 years. all my  graphics design i make on it and all the game i wish to play and was "Heavy requirements" , i was able to play on it. I have it still if you ask :)

 

My third PC i bought based on INTEL Processor as second: but it's an upgrade of all the system.

Processor: i7-6700 / 3.7ghz, Quad core based on Gigabyte motherboard.

With 16GB DDR memory and GTX950 Graphic card.

250 SSD hard drive + 2TB HARD DISK

and 500W power supply

This piece of Technology cost me 1000$ before a month. yea.... just new. :)  i bought it cause i love to play "Heavy games" with 'maximum performance'  and "maximum quality".

and its doing his job  i can tell.

 

So this is it, finally i could recommend you: INTEL for processor, Gigabyte for Motherboard, Graphic Card = Geforce GTX series : memory 8-16 DDR4,  and for fast Operation you can use only SSD HARD DRIVE/DISK. 

 

Enjoy!

 

And yeah i build Last 2, i recommend to build it your own :)

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All very good suggestions! Buying a computer is always a little nerve-wracking for me. 

 

I recently bought an all-in-one computer, but I brought it back because it was giving me issues and never mind in the long run.

 

 

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