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Originally Posted by techieMoe Originally Posted by carlosponti i still call it a CPU even though i know its called the base unit. correcting users doesnt get you very far ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    Quote Originally Posted by carlosponti
    i still call it a CPU even though i know its called the base unit. correcting users doesnt get you very far when you are helping them with a problem. and with notebooks is there a Base unit? ehh it doesnt matter the terminology will change again in six months anyhow.
    I'd actually never heard the term "base unit" until this thread. All my professors, fellow nerds, and coworkers refer to theirs as their "box", "CPU" or just "computer".
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    I've had to explain to people that a monitor is not the computer, only a monitor. Interesting that my 6 year old brother understood right away, and I'm still not sure about one or two adults I had a couple of monitors lying around and got the question "what are you doing with all those computers?"
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    I've always refered to it as the "tower"

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    Quote Originally Posted by zachtib
    I've always refered to it as the "tower"
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    so what's the name of that cup holder that came with my computer. i push the button on front and out comes the cup holder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by truoc444
    so what's the name of that cup holder that came with my computer. i push the button on front and out comes the cup holder.
    Is there a different name for it?
    Cup-holder is a pretty good description.

    I have dual cup holders on my cpu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zba78
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    I call it my box. I've never seen a case that isn't a box.
    Now you have:

    The Millenium Falcon MiniMac

    What the......

    Looks like something I could use to take over the world!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    I have dual cup holders on my cpu.
    Isn't one of them rather hard to use if the other's in use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdousley
    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    I have dual cup holders on my cpu.
    Isn't one of them rather hard to use if the other's in use?
    Well ,the lower one can be used for a small cup, while the top one holds my bottle of Mountain Dew.
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    I thought the bottom one for my plate of cookies !!
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