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I would just like to see what computers, laptops, and tablets everyone has. If you know the spec's post those too! If it's 20 years old or 3 days old post it. 

 

I'm an IT guy (server admin) so computers and software are my favorites things to talk about sometimes. I like to build PC's from scratch. It's one of my passions since I was about 6 or 7 (I'm 31 now.) So regardless if you bought a complete PC or you built one I'd like us to share just for fun. As with sports teams we techy nerds can have brand fanboyism (Apple vs Microsoft.) So be kind, let's just talk about our geek/tech toys and have fun!

 

So I'll start with what I have:

 

Laptop (Mid 2013- Macbook Air):

4GB RAM - Intel Core i5 1.3Ghz - 250GB SSD - Apple Mavericks (10.9.2) 

(Yes, I run Watchtower Library on this and it works fine! But with extra software.)

 

Desktop (Continuously built from 2011-2013):

16GB RAM - AMD FX-8350 4.0Ghz - Intel 128GB SSD & WD 500GB HDD - Nvidia GTX 680(x2) SLI - Windows 8.1

 

Server (Built in 2013):

16GB RAM - AMD FX-8150 3.6Ghz - WD 250GB HDD & WD Red 2TB HDD(x4) (Raid 5) - Adaptec 6405 (4 Port SAS) - VMWare Hypervisor 5.5
(Windows 2012 Essentials - Active Directory, Domain, DNS, File Server, and Video Streaming.)

(Windows 7 - For misc. surfing, bookmark syncing via iCloud for Chrome, and downloading iTunes purchases to file server. Also, remote use of full Watchtower Library from Tablet or remote PCs.)

(CentOS 6 - MySQL, Apache, and PHP)

 

Tablet:

32GB LTE iPad Mini - iOS 7.1

 

Sadly, I wish I never purchased AMD processors. I wish I had originally purchased Intel. I wanted to try something new other than Intel but I made a mistake! The FX-8150 used to be on my desktop but once I got the FX-8350 I made a server with the older processor. The desktop sadly doesn't get turned on much since I've been really busy with work and spiritual stuff. I use it for admin'ing my server once and awhile. The server is my pride and joy but it just sits there and serves up files. I mostly just use my laptop and tablet. Most things I can control via Remote Desktop any way. Oh! The server, desktop (when it's on), and laptop are backed up with Crashplan.

 

Your turn!  :)  :)  :)

 

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2 Acer Aspire One 722's Laptops

 

Operating System

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

CPU

AMD C-60

40nm Technology

RAM

4.00GB DDR3 @ 532MHz (7-7-7-20)

Motherboard

Acer JE10-BZ (Socket FT1)

Graphics

Generic PnP Monitor (1366x768@60Hz)

1909MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 6290 Graphics (Acer Incorporated [ALI]) 67 °C

Storage

298GB Western Digital WDC WD3200BPVT-22JJ5T0 ATA Device (SATA) 33 °C

Optical Drives

No optical disk drives detected

Audio

Conexant High Definition Audio

 

Asus Transformer 200 Prime Android ??? 32 G

Asus Memo 10.1 302 C Android 4.3 16 G

Asus Memo 7 172V Android 4.1.1   32 G
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Satellite L305D Detailed Product Specification

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Model Name: L305D-S5934 Part Number: PSLC8U-03701Q UPC: 883974183975

Operating System 

• Genuine Windows Vista

Processor and Chipset

C1

®

 

 Home Premium (SP1, 32-bit version) 

 

• AMD Turion™ X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor RM-70

o 2.0 GHz,  1MB L2 Cache,  HyperTransport™ 3: up to 3.6(GT/sec) 

• AMD M780V chipset  

Memory

 

 

• Configured with 3GB PC6400 DDR2 SDRAM (both memory slots may

be occupied). Maximum capacity 4GB 

Hard Disk Drive

5

   

• 250GB (5400 RPM); Serial ATA hard disk drive 

Fixed Optical Disk Drive

6

 

• DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) with Labelflash™  drive supporting

11 formats 

o Maximum speed and compatibility: CD-ROM (24x), CD-R (24x), 

CD-RW (24x), DVD-ROM (8x), DVD-R (Single Layer, (8x)), 

DVD-R (Double Layer, (6x)), DVD-RW (6x), DVD+R (Single

Layer, (8x)), DVD+R (Double Layer, (6x)), DVD+RW (8x), DVDRAM

(5x)

 

o Supports Labelflash™ media to burn high quality labels directly

on the disk. 

Display

7

  

• 15.4” diagonal widescreen TruBrite

® 

TFT LCD display at 1280x800

native resolution (WXGA) 

o Native support for 720p content 

Graphics

8

  

• ATI Radeon™ 3100 graphics with 256MB-1406MB dynamically

allocated shared graphics memory 

Sound 

• Built-in stereo speakers 

• Sound volume control dial 

Input Devices 

• 86 key US keyboard

• TouchPad™ pointing device

• TouchPad™ Enable/Disable

• Control Buttons: 

o Mute button

o Media button

o CD/DVD control buttons (Play/Pause, Stop, Prev Track, Next 

Track) 

Communications 

• Webcam with microphone built into LCD bezel

• Modem

9

 

• 10/100 Ethernet 

• Integrated Wi-Fi

®

 compliant wireless:

   

o Atheros

Expandability 

®

 802.11 b/g wireless-LAN 

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• 2 main memory slots.  Both slots may be occupied.

• ExpressCard™ slot (ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54)

• 4-in-1 Bridge Media Adapter 

o Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stick™,

Memory Stick PRO™, Multi Media Card [shared slots] 

Ports 

• Video

o RGB (monitor) output port 

• Audio

o Microphone input port

o Headphone output port 

• Data 

o USB v2.0 – 3ports

o RJ-45 LAN port

o RJ-11 modem port 

Physical Description 

• Glossy Black with Onyx Blue lid

• Dimensions (WxDxH Front/H Rear): 14.3” x 10.6” x 1.33” /1.51” without 

feet

• Weight: Starting at 5.49lbs depending upon configuration

Power 

• 90W (19V x 4.74A) 100-240V AC Adapter

o Dimensions (WxDxH): 5.23” x 1.21” x 2.28” 

o Weight: starting at 0.89 lb 

Battery

  

• 4000mAh Lithium Ion battery pack

• Battery Life (measured by MobileMark™ 2007)

   

o Included 6-cell battery: 1 hours, 38 minutes  

Software 

C1

 

 

© Copyright 2007-2008 Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. All Rights reserved. 

 

 

o TOSHIBA Assist

o TOSHIBA DVD Player

o TOSHIBA Disc Creator

o TOSHIBA Extended Tiles for Windows Mobility Center

o TOSHIBA Speech System

o TOSHIBA Face Recognition 

• Third-party Software

o TOSHIBA Game Console, designed by WildTangent

**

iPad mini 32 GB

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I Love my computer simply because I love fish and chips and my computer is loaded with chips, yes tiny ones so small they are called micro chips the sort you put in the microwave.

 

Currently using custom built 2yrs old Intel i5 2500K 3.30ghz clocked at 4.3

2 x 4gb ram 1600 Corsair Vengeance

Asus P8Z68-V mobo

Radeon HD6800 Graphics

250GB SSD main drive

!tb hdd WDC Black

120GB SSD Sandisk 

Windows 7 premium

Adobe CS5.5 Design Suite

Cyberlink Powerdrive Ultra 12

Adobe Elements 12

 

In process of building new pc consisting of the following;

 

Intel i5 4670

Asus H87 plus mobo

Corsair Vengeance 1600 2 x 4gb

Samsung Evo 250GB ssd

Seagate 1TB HDD 2nd drive.

Windows 8.1

Undecided about Graphics at present as may use onboard

Software as above except new Windows.

 

Generally Change / update pc every 3 yrs.

 

Acer Laptop 5920

 

Ipad

Nexus 7 

 

Like I said I love my chips...............................

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I have been using the small computer since the Tandy Model 1 came out - yes, it pre-dates the IBM PC, and have built many boxes as well as used off-the-shelf models.

 

I was using an hp Pavilion dv600 with 2 gig of memory - but, the HDD died as well as the MB having some issues.

 

I had to "put together" another machine to use. So, I am currently using a Dell Optiflex GX280 (so reports System Info - although the box says gx620) with an Intel Pentium 4 2.80 GHz and 3 gig of memory - running Windows XP with SP3

 

I have the HP s2031 monitor connected to it (my FIL gave it to me new when he replaced his computer - he did not want to give up his exisitng monitor when the computer died)

 

I also have a 1 TB USB drive and several USB flash drive of varying sizes.

 

My tablet is a TMAX running Android

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Compaq 17" laptop with 3 Gb ram, 320 Gb HDD, win 7 32 bit

Samsung 7" Galaxy Tab 3

Samsung 10.1" Galaxy Tab 3

AMD 8320 CPU, 650 W PSU, 500 Gb & 2 Tb HDDs, 16 Gb ram, 2 Gb video card with HDMI & DVI, DVD burner, 24" Samsung monitor & 50" LG Plasma TV for streaming, etc. Running win 8.1 & win 7 32 lite & 64 bit

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This is completely off topic...but I had a very sweet 95 year old brother sat next to me this morning using his tablet...he was visiting with the speaker, he took great joy in showing us what apps he used etc....what a fantastic old man, age is no limit :)

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My first computer was way back in 1976. It was a Digital Group.

It had a Z80 processor and many boards that plugged into a mother board that was nothing but strip sockets on the MB. I literally built the computer. I bought the boards from a friend and ordered IC sockets, soldered them in and the pressed several hundred IC into the sockets! It was a miracle that it worked.

 

The clock speed was 2.5 MHz. The RAM was 16 kilobytes. I increased that to 64K by modifying the RAM board and new IC's. RAM was very expensive too.

 

Data input was by a cheap cassette tape recorder. The keyboard was a cobbled up thing of unknown brand. I used a monochrome monitor. The display had 64 characters by 25 lines. Awful resolution!

 

But that is all you had before the Apple and IBM computers came out.

 

Later I mounted two 8 inch single sided floppy's disk drives. (I upgraded to 1.4 MB dual sided floppy's later.) Man, were they noisy!  But much better than the tape drive. I never had a hard disk drive.

 

Software was by the CP/M disk operating system. This was a forerunner to the MS DOS that began  Microsoft fame.

I also had an operating system called Oasis. Sophisticated but I didn't use it much.

 

My son liked Tiny Basic. It ran on 4K of code and you typed in the Basic to run a program.

 

I did word processing on Word Star, that was very good, especially when you mastered the CTRL key combinations to edit a document. It actually was better than Microsoft Word in many ways.

 

Data crunching was with Dbase.com This was a programmable database that many businesses used. I didn't have a spreadsheet program.

 

I built my own cabinets and later found some aluminum cabinets with wood grain sides to house the system.

 

It ran quite well, except for the noisy floppy disk drives. The only problem is that it crashed quite often. I never found out why.

 

I finally sold the beast for $200.00 to a guy I knew.

 

I acquired another from a friend and it has a factory cabinet, two factory 8" floppies and a dual digital tape drive  that never worked.

Along with a 9" monitor and a factory keyboard.

 

I have to dig out the system and clean it up and get it going. Maybe it will see the likes of eBay someday.

 

I will spec out what I use now later.

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That's pretty cool. There is no age limit! Someone that's 95 years old has seen A LOT OF TECHNOLOGY. lol A LOT! It's amazing to them I'm sure.

He found using the tablet was far more comfortable because of the arthritis in his hands, he had everything underlined etc in fact all he did bring to the meeting was his iPad :)

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I remember writing short programs in Z80 assembly.  Boy, I was a geeky nerd!  Used to build my own PCs.  Always went with AMDs for some reason.  Glad I changed to Intel.

So my current PC is a laptop.  Intel Celeron, 1Gb, Windows XP (ah I know).  Its 9 years old, but served me well, and has a lot of software that I use and can't afford to buy a new laptop plus new versions of the software.Shall I risk running it after April 8th.  Might just disconnect it from the internet and use my Asus Note8 tablet for internet use.

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Currently:

 

1 - Samsung Galaxy S3 phone with Android 4.3 (my 2 year contract is up in July - the S5 will be out and I can see about upgrading)

1 - Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) tablet with Android 4.3

1 - Sony Vaio Fit - S15:

 

4th gen Intel® Core™ i7-4500U (1.80GHz / 3.00GHz)
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Features: 15.5" Full HD touch display (1920 x 1080), 8GB RAM, 750GB (5400rpm) HDD, Intel® HD Graphics 4400, HDMI® out, USB 3.0, NFC
 
And from work I have started using an iPad air and let me say EQuipd - AWESOME!! (OK I have several times   :D ) - I am now using it INSTEAD of my note.
 
And Debbie uses her 27" iMac for work -
3.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz) with 6MB L3 cache

 

She used to dual boot it with Windows, but when she upgraded to this new machine - she just uses Mountain Lion (time to upgrade, eh? )

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I remember writing short programs in Z80 assembly.  Boy, I was a geeky nerd!  Used to build my own PCs.  Always went with AMDs for some reason.  Glad I changed to Intel.

So my current PC is a laptop.  Intel Celeron, 1Gb, Windows XP (ah I know).  Its 9 years old, but served me well, and has a lot of software that I use and can't afford to buy a new laptop plus new versions of the software.Shall I risk running it after April 8th.  Might just disconnect it from the internet and use my Asus Note8 tablet for internet use.

 

Just stop using Microsoft Essentials and use something like Avast and there should be no problems staying with XP.

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Desktop (Built Fall 2011):
Intel i5 2500K ~4GHz - 16GB RAM - 2xSSD, 4xHDD - XFX Double D 6870 - Windows 7 - 3x Monitors + TV

 

Tablet:
16GB iPad Air iOS7.0

 

"Servers":
Pogoplug E02 - Arch Linux
Raspberry Pi Model B 256MB - Arch Linux

 

Laptop (Mid 2008):
Gateway P-6860FX - Windows 8
Can't remember the specs. Who lugs around 10 lb laptops anymore?  (td)

 

Phone: Galaxy S4 - "WICKED" V10 ROM (4.3)

 

I know I number of people who would never think about upgrading their PC were it not for all the messages about XP's EoL. If I could get them to switch to Linux they'd probably never buy a PC again (and I'd get fewer calls about slow computers filled with adware  (tu) ).

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Desktop (Built Fall 2011):

Intel i5 2500K ~4GHz - 16GB RAM - 2xSSD, 4xHDD - XFX Double D 6870 - Windows 7 - 3x Monitors + TV

 

Tablet:

16GB iPad Air iOS7.0

 

"Servers":

Pogoplug E02 - Arch Linux

Raspberry Pi Model B 256MB - Arch Linux

 

Laptop (Mid 2008):

Gateway P-6860FX - Windows 8

Can't remember the specs. Who lugs around 10 lb laptops anymore?  (td)

 

Phone: Galaxy S4 - "WICKED" V10 ROM (4.3)

 

I know I number of people who would never think about upgrading their PC were it not for all the messages about XP's EoL. If I could get them to switch to Linux they'd probably never buy a PC again (and I'd get fewer calls about slow computers filled with adware  (tu) ).

 

How do you like your "Wicked" ROM?? What prompted that one vs any other??? I am ready to load a custom ROM.

 

ESPECIALLY - how is the battery drain???

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"Servers":

Pogoplug E02 - Arch Linux

Raspberry Pi Model B 256MB - Arch Linux

 

Oh nice. I used to have a Raspberry Pi but I gave it to my dad to fiddle with. I might get another one for a DHCP and DNS server. Very power and will come up pretty fast if power goes out or it's sitting on better.

 

 

So my current PC is a laptop.  Intel Celeron, 1Gb, Windows XP (ah I know).  Its 9 years old, but served me well, and has a lot of software that I use and can't afford to buy a new laptop plus new versions of the software.Shall I risk running it after April 8th.  Might just disconnect it from the internet and use my Asus Note8 tablet for internet use.

 

You'll be playing with fire. As long as you don't accept everything that pops up and watch what you install I wouldn't worry too much. I definitely wouldn't use Internet Explorer though. The ActiveX controls will kill you and hackers are just waiting to exploit the heck out of XP. But to be on the safe side use some sort of antivirus. Avast or Avira. 

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How do you like your "Wicked" ROM?? What prompted that one vs any other??? I am ready to load a custom ROM.

 

ESPECIALLY - how is the battery drain???

 

I highly recommend it. I started off on stock, but when 4.3 came out I wanted something without all the bloatware installed by Samsung and my carrier. I tried a couple of "debloated" stock roms, but I always had worse battery life than stock 4.2.2. I looked through the xda-developers forum for my model, picked the most "professional" looking custom roms (Touchwiz based as I like the voice control features) and then sorted by total # of posts. WICKED was my first pick and when it worked I never bothered to try any other. I got a full day of battery out of stock. Now with WICKED I get 1.5 to 3 days depending on my light-to-medium usage.

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My husband and I both have Samsung Galaxy2 10" tablets, 8GB with 16GB data disks. We use the tablets exclusively at all meetings, even Assemblies & Conventions. We both have 7" Galaxy tabs. Mine is 1st generation. Husband uses his in the ministry quite a lot.

We also have iPhone 4. I like features in both Apple and Android. Also HP pavilion slimline, Intel Premium Processor G620

etc., etc.

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I have a Samsung note i717 phone and pay for 3 GB a month with AT&T..I use it for everything...My husband made a stand for it that also is a handle..a suction cup attached to a small hard rubber ball! I used to set it on my songbook on my lap during the meetings! I recently installed iSilo and Library....amazing gadget!

However recently the Note 8.0 tablet went on sale at Sam's Club for $299 ..2013 model!..couldn't resist! Now I have split screen for iSilo and moon reader pro pubs. at the same time..or music player and epub Bible for Bible reading..plus the pen..So now I have 2 Notes!.My husband has galaxy tab 2 10.1..I bluetoothed the Library files over....it's been a long learning process..I am 68 and my hubby 75...going on forever I hope..he will be 50 years in the Truth this May..me..49 in Dec.!,,glad to be alive thanks to Jehovah!

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i have a question.... just got my wife a samsung galaxy tablet. her sister has an ipad, with ibooks which lets you touch a scripture reference, and it will pull it up. is there a similar app for the android?

 

Thank you,

 

James

 

Yes, it is Moonreader.  Download the pubs in epub format and the scriptures will pop up on the same page. Using the KM with Moonreader all links to publications will pop up. For example a talk in the Reasoning book, that part of the book will pop up.

 

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Currently:

1 - Samsung Galaxy S3 phone with Android 4.3 (my 2 year contract is up in July - the S5 will be out and I can see about upgrading)

1 - Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) tablet with Android 4.3

Jerry, or anyone else who knows lol. I would like to get a samsung galaxy note 10.1

What is the difference between the 4.1 and 4.3? I can get the 4.3 for $500 and the 4.1 for $400. I'm not sure what to do. It's used mainly for theocratic things: study, meetings... Surfing the web... Is it worth it in your opinion to get the 4.3?

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I found that the Samsung Note was hard for me to figure out so I ended up getting my D in L to send me back the older tablet I gave her and I sent her the Note. I just couldn't get the hang of the pen. And that might be because I just didn't see the need for it either. My D in L loves it. I had the 4.1. I don't know the difference between the newer one and the 4.1. Upgrade I guess.

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