What kind of computers are at your school?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by 204467, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. 204467 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    Talk about what kind of computers you have at your school. At my high school (which is in the suburbs), I have:

    1) Two computer labs in the library (Dell/XP)
    2) One computer lab for the English department (Dell/XP)
    3) One computer lab for the photography class (white Intel iMacs)
    4) One computer lab for the IT/business class (Dell/XP)
    5) One computer lab for the programming class (Dell/XP)
    6) One computer lab for the graphics art class (white Intel iMacs)
    7) One computer lab for the tech drawing/architecture classes (Dell/XP)
    8) One computer lab for the digital multimedia class (while Intel iMacs)
    9) There are two or three sets of Dell/XP laptops that are called the mobile labs so that teachers who want to use computers for one lesson can
    10) There are three labs with white MacBooks, given to the school for the grant called Classrooms for the Future, if anyone has ever heard of it

    I know that's a lot for one high school. Sometimes I wish there were less computers so that the school could maybe afford better facilities and such. Share your school's multiple computer setups, high school or college.

    EDIT: Damn, I forgot about the quote! Hmm, let's see. 10 awesome points for the first person to tell me who said this and what TV show it was from, and what episode.

    "We are very close to divining it's will!"
  2. iwuzbord macrumors 6502


    Jul 31, 2008
    New York City
    my high school is on a college campus so there are multiple labs and such.
    in the actual school area of the campus, we have about 9/10 rooms of 25 computers each. all running xp. then there is a mac lab of about 30 iMacs, and 30 pc's running xp.both part of the college campus. then there is one other lab in another building that we use that has about 30 pc's.
    my school is for math, science and engeneering, so we do alot of stuff on them. and in the art classes we do a bit of photoshopping and illustrator work.
  3. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030


    Apr 19, 2008
    Pandora, Home Tree
    You kids are so spoiled. Back when I was in high school, the closest you had to a computer, was a slide rule. :eek:
  4. 204467 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    What century did you grow up in? ;)
  5. Pixellated macrumors 65816

    Apr 1, 2008
    An iMac (Racoon) in each classroom and 3 Mac Pros, and in a computer room, 60 iMacs (White)
  6. shfreelance macrumors 6502a

    May 24, 2008
    Eustis, FL
    I currently attend FLVS, so I do not know what the school uses. But I do know they use windows. My old school uses HP/Compaq computers and Apple's in the studio.

    Pentium D
    Pentium 4
    AMD Athlon 64
    Intel Celeron D
    Intel Celeron
    256-512 Ram
    80 Gig Hard Drive (No need, everything is stored on a Server)
    Integrated GPU
    Windows XP Pro 32 Bit
    The servers are Intel Xeon Base, by HP/Compaq

    MacPro's 2.66 GHz Quad Core with 4 Gig's of ram and 500 Gig Hard Drive
    PowerMac G5 all of them are DP's varied configurations
    PowerMac G4 varied configurations
    PowerMac G3 varied configurations
    PowerBook G4
  7. marbles macrumors 68000


    Apr 30, 2008
    EU mostly
    BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), when I was at school:eek:
  8. apsterling macrumors 6502a


    Nov 24, 2007
    We have a few labs and laptop carts.

    Teachers: either 12" 1.2Ghz iBook G4's with 1Gb Ram or Macbook 2Ghz with 2Gb Ram either running Panther or Dualbooting XP and Tiger
    the 3 Laptop Carts: Macbook 2Ghz with 2Gb Ram running Tiger
    Lab 1: Dell Optiplex 1 Ghz P3 running XP
    Lab 2: Dell Inspiron 8200 1.9Ghz P4 running XP
    Lab 3: iMac 500mhz with 512Mb Ram running Panther
    Photography: 20" iMac 2Ghz (White) with 2Gb Ram running Tiger
    Photojournalism: 24" iMac 2.4Ghz with 2Gb Ram running Leopard
  9. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    So I finished there 6 years ago but my old secondary school had nothing but Macs. iBooks and iMacs (though the old CRT one), and before that they had some old beige all-in-one design with some TV tuner built into the back. It was a giant school though tucked away in the hills... Every one of the 6 buildings had at least 1 huge computer lab. Not a single PC.

    Once I had to go find some fabric and ended up in this deep, dark, tucked away building in the far reaches of the grounds. Horrible hellish place. But under some old blankets was an old Mac. God knows what exact model it was, had a floppy drive under the screen, must have been a 6" grayscale display. Didn't like Apple at the time but I could have so easily given that discarded machine a good home :eek:
  10. exabytes18 macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2006
    Suburb of Chicago
    At my high school, we had 8 computer labs equiped with XP Dells (About half were dual core, the other half were P4s with HT). There were 2 "mobile labs" with 30 Dell Latitudes each. The CAD lab had 25 or so Dells as well, but they had FireGL cards and tons of RAM. Except for the Art department with a handful of White G5 Imacs, we were primarily a `Dell` school.

    The IT guys did a pretty decent job of keeping all the computers running, so it really didn't matter to me as everything just worked.
  11. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    I did not lose my virginity in the school computer lab. :eek:
  12. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

    Jan 14, 2007
    All HPs running XP.

    Newest PC's are Core2 Dous

    Oldest PC's are 2.5ghz P4.

    The ones they bought this year are pretty nice- 2.5 C2D, nice 17" height adjustable monitors, 2gb RAM, 250gb Hard Drives, DVD burners
  13. lag1090 macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2007
    Probably the twentieth. You do realize that not all people on MR are under 30, right?
  14. 204467 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    Geez, I was joking. I'm well aware that a lot of people here are not thirty years old or younger. What I am also aware of is that most of the members of MacRumors understand what a joke is.
  15. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008
    40 Dell Precisions for CAD (2.0GHz quads, 4GB RAM, quadro 170, Vista)
    A LOT (400-500) of Dell Optiplexes (3GHz P4 HT, 1GB RAM, integrated gfx, XP) for old classrooms
    200 Dell Optiplexes (3GHz C2d, 4GB RAM, ATi gfx, Vista) for new classrooms
    20 Power Mac G5 Quads for video lab
    40 iMac Core Duo (2GHz 2GB) for art labs
    Laptop carts with either old Latitudes (Pent M 1.7GHz or C2D) 200 total
    One cart of iBook G4s (14"?) 20 total

    can't forget the two electron microscopes!
  16. 204467 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    Geez, I really hope that's a college, because that's just too much for a high school. If it is a college, though, what is it, if you don't mind me asking?
  17. noodle654 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    We have tons...good lord...at our high school

    -10 Laptop carts loaded with iBook G3s, G4s, and new 2.0GHz and 2.2GHz MB.
    -Library has I think 10 eMacs, and 5 C2D iMacs (white) with 2 laptop carts with iBook G3s
    -AutoCAD Room has Dell Mini Towers with 19" Dell displays, with Pentium D I think...about 40 because there are 2 classes.
    -Writing room has 20 Mac Minis, C2D with older cinema displays
    -Some cheaper/older Dells around in some computer classrooms
    -iMac G3s are in TV cards and 2 other classrooms
    -Teachers all get iBook G4s/MB
    -There are also 3 Mac Pros and 1 Quad G5 in the CAD rooms for Architecture and Computer Graphics classes. The Mac Pros have Windows XP x64. Our teacher uses the Mac Pro for our Engineering Drawing class.
    -Video Production has some Dual PM G4 and Mac Pros
    I think thats it...probably a lot more that I am not aware of.
  18. northy124 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2007

    Anyway we just have a bunch of windows PC's at College that are utter crap.
  19. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    From what I remember BBC Model B. But they may have changed...
  20. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Yeah, we'd moved on to Acorn A3000s
  21. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Really? We had at least 400 computers at our school. And they're building a new campus in the next village over which will likely house another 200.
  22. shfreelance macrumors 6502a

    May 24, 2008
    Eustis, FL
    Exactly, my old school had so many Windows computers that I could not count. I could easily count the Macs, as there is only one studio.
  23. calculus Guest


    Dec 12, 2005
    We had slide-rules...

    ...although later on we would visit the local college as they had a computer, it filled the room.
  24. Dany M macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2007
    all schools in district have the new alu imac
  25. hellomoto4 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2008
    We have some Dell computers running XP and I hate them.

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