|Apple iBook G3||Placeholder|
|Apple iMac G3||It's beat up to hell and has an empty slot where there's supposed to be a CD drive. Also the speakers sound like crap and I'm not 100% sure if this was a 2001 model or a 2000 model. Ethernet might be broken as well, I haven't tested it.|
|Apple iMac G4||This was one of my earlier acquisitions. In my opinion this was peak iMac design, everything after has been a variant on the (frankly boring) G5.|
|Apple Mac mini||This particular Mac mini was used in a university to record lectures. I think I saved the lectures that were on the drive when I got it, somewhere...
When I got this, I upgraded the 80 GB HDD to a 320 GB HDD and the 1 GB RAM to 2 GB RAM (which is the max this can handle without flashing a new firmware). This uses the exact same processor as my Latitude D620.
|Apple MacBook Pro||I bought this in 2013 when I wanted a more powerful laptop and hated Windows 8. I could've got the Retina MacBook Pro but chose this because there were more user-replaceable parts. It was the right decision, and the next iteration of the MacBook Pro after the Retina ones continued to get worse. This, to me, is the last decent computer Apple sold. (Not the best, just acceptable.)
This used to be my daily laptop, but is now put to the side since it has been overheating lately. I don't know if it's a faulty sensor or I need to repaste it, but that's a problem for another day. I like my new daily better anyway.
|Apple Macintosh SE|
|Apple Power Mac G4||This was a thrift store find, and it was working when I got it. However, several upgrades and a faulty power supply later, it's a bit different from when I got it.|
|Apple Power Mac G5||This is a base launch model. It's also incredibly filthy.|
|Apple Power Macintosh 7200||This is yellowed and rusty inside and both the CD-ROM drive and the floppy drive weren't working properly when I got it. I eventually just replaced those drives and wiped the Mac OS 8.5 install and put its original System 7.5.2 on it. Next step is getting more software for it...>|
|Apple Power Macintosh G3|
|Commodore VIC-20||My particular model is a gold-label VIC-20, serial number to be added. I also have several RAM expansion cards for it, up to I believe 16K. I'm fairly certain mine is a later-model VIC due to the fact that it shares a power supply with the later Commodore 64. (The earlier VICs had a separate one). And yes, I do use the original Commodore power supply, which is probably a huge mistake.|
|Custom Desktop (Intel 286)|
|Custom Desktop (Intel Core i7)||This is my "main" computer, and has gone through several upgrades throughout the 3 years since I've built it. The most recent update was a motherboard/CPU/RAM/SSD upgrade because I finally got fed up with my old motherboard resetting itself every time I turned it off.|
|Custom Desktop (Intel Core 2 Quad)|
|Custom Desktop (Intel Pentium)||This is a generic Baby AT that doesn't have a case badge so I don't know who even put it together. Oh well, not like I really care.|
|Dell Dimension XPS B1000r||This computer is a standard beige-box computer. It's also on its second hard drive, since the first one just stopped working the day I was going to install the Vacation expansion for the Sims. It also says it has Windows ME installed in a few places, which it doesn't. (This was on both the previous and current install, I knew what caused it so I carried it over.)|
|Dell Latitude D620||This is mainly a parts machine for my Latitude D630. Someday I will piece it back together...
I picked up this thing from a used bookstore/entertainment exchange in 2015. Since then it's gone through a display replacement (backlight failed), HDD replacment (to a bigger one), and keyboard replacement. I also gave its battery to the D630 and swapped its WiFi card and replacement keyboard with the D630. It shares an AC adapter with the D630 (and that, too, is a replacement of the frayed one this came with.)
I finally picked up an HDD caddy for this guy on November 7th, 2019. It came with an HDD caddy but my D630 didn't, so I gave its HDD caddy to the D630. I don't know why it took me two years to get a replacement HDD caddy since they're cheap, but I finally did it. Next is figuring out which hard drive belongs to this computer... (though anything on it is woefully out of date...)
|Dell Latitude D630||I bought this because it had a higher screen resolution than the D620, and started pouring more money into it than I paid for it.|
|Dell Optiplex GZ1|
|Dell Optiplex GX110||This was a web server before I got it... It's not exactly in the best shape, the fans either squeak very loudly or just flat out don't work at all. Also 1/3 of the time I turn it on, the thing boots and promptly takes no input from the keyboard, mouse, or possibly the power button. Recently it's been throwing up an "Alert! Fan Failure" error at boot, so I'll have to crack it open and figure out if I can replace the fans.|
|Dell PowerEdge R210|
|Dell Precision 3530||This is my current daily driver laptop. It was a result of me realizing "oh I have money to blow on a stupid powerful laptop" and springing for a Precision instead of a Latitude like I'd originally planned. For a while it had a better processor than my desktop (which used to have an i5 4690k until I had to replace the motherboard and just decided to replace everything).|
|IBM ThinkPad 760E||This is a late-90s Thinkpad, currently my only Thinkpad. I got it without a hard drive or floppy disk drive so I am currently trying to replace the hard drive. I tried to different sized CF cards with the caddy adapter (a 4GB one and an 8GB one) but it didn't seem to like either, so next I'm going to try an actual hard drive that was supposed to go in these things. At least the floppy drive replacement works...
So, I got a 3.2 GB hard drive, and that works fine for now. Maybe someday I'll disassemble the new caddy and see if a CF card works with that adapter. Apparently the adapter I had initially has issues with larger hard drives, and "larger" isn't that large because the thing initially shipped with a drive slightly under 2 GB. I also had to... acquire a copy of Windows 95 OSR2 on 3.5" floppies since I didn't have an external and didn't want to bother swapping out the floppy drive and CD-ROM drive (if you could even do that in the middle of an installation). Writing all those floppies was a huge pain in the ass. Maybe I'll do a writeup of why it was so painful...
I still don't know how fast the processor is. I have to install either something like CPU-Z or get DirectX so I can run the DirectX dialog. I'm not sure it's fast enough to run anything that I would use DirectX with too, and I don't even know if the video card can support DirectX.
|Sony Vaio||This is my basic Pentium 4 box. The DVD drive is confirmed dead and the modem is probably dead, but they're still in the computer. Also, Sony decided to partition the HDD into a 20 GB C: drive and a 100 GB D: drive... needless to say, files are spread out across both drives.|