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I now have four working home systems, two desktops and two laptops

Posted 06-25-2008 at 01:03 PM by masinick

My original desktop system was the Dell Dimension 4100. I used it as both my main testing system and as my daily desktop system since 2001. Just this year, I retired it from every day desktop use and now use it as a desktop test machine, occasionally using it as my desktop. My main desktop is now another Dell system, a Latitude D600 laptop. My other desktop unit is a reconstructed Compaq/HP D530 desktop unit. I run it exclusively to test software. My newest system is a Lenovo 3000 Model Y410 laptop, which I use for testing and multimedia capabilities. It has a web camera, which is one reason I got it - the other reason is that I like IBM and Lenovo laptops - I have had a Thinkpad T42 in the past and loved it. Now I have an even newer model (though still a year old) a Thinkpad T60 - we are using T61 models for new purchases. Given the great Thinkpad experiences at work, I was thinking of a Thinkpad at home. I happened to spot a sale on Lenovo 3000 models. The advertisement claimed that the keyboards were similar to the famous Thinkpads, but this model also boasted a camera, so I went for it and have not been disappointed.

The Latitude D600 remains my every day laptop. The Lenovo is for messing around and I also use it when I want to check something quickly and log off.

Great collection of systems. I have a few real relics in the basement, but I have not used any of them recently.
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    I have added a Gateway 17" PA6A laptop to my collection of home systems, so I now have THREE laptops: the Gateway, the Dell Latitude D600, and the Lenovo 3000 Y410. My two desktop systems continue to be the aging but solid Dell Dimension 4100 and the good Compaq/HP D530 desktop test system.
    Posted 11-17-2008 at 01:49 PM by masinick masinick is offline
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    My current environment continues to include two of the previously mentioned laptops, Gateway 17" PA6A laptop and the Lenovo 3000 Y410. I got rid of the desktop systems. I do have a prototype Chromebook CR-48 but I have not recently used it. What's been added are phones and tablets. I currently own a MOTO X phone and a Nexus 7 tablet and I have access to a few other types used by family members too.
    Posted 02-13-2015 at 01:23 PM by masinick masinick is offline
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    At the end of 2016, I still have the Gateway 17" PA6A laptop (really a "large portable"), the Lenovo 3000 Y410, but these systems were acquired around 2008 and are really aging, so I use them only occasionally in testing. The Chromebook CR-48 is gone, but I've added a Lenovo Chromebook N22.

    My every day home system is now the Dell Inspiron 5558, which I purchased about a year ago.
    Posted 12-22-2016 at 08:53 AM by masinick masinick is offline


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