Why Your Next Home Computer Should Be an Old Xeon Workstation

Source: Hacker News

Article note: Refurb/Off-Lease/Last-Gen/Used upmarket computers are awesome, I was just posting about this. Especially on laptops, pay for a great chassis, do not pay for tiny generation-to-generation tweaks. Make sure you don't get into grossly power inefficient territory (which sometimes makes "server" market stuff unsuitable because of the different PM design), but, especially once you patch all the risky speculation tricks, the generation-over-generation gains have been pretty modest for a decade.
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