My Computer Collection
SpaceBook Pro 2300
Apple MacBook Pro, 15", 2019. In working context with portable monitor.
This is my primary workstation. Please don't hate on me for being (gasp) a laptop user and (gasp) a Mac user.
Despite some issues, I haven't had any major problems with it. For a while it would randomly shut down, but after some update, it went away.
For me, this is almost the perfect machine. It does everything I need to with reasonable speed, has I/O I actually like, and a great display.
I also haven't had any keyboard problems with it, which I can't say about previous butterfly keyboard-equipped MacBooks I've used. I've been using USB-C Macs since 2015, so I already have the correct cables to avoid most adapters.
It isn't perfect, and is far honestly a little far from it, but the perfect machine doesn't exist ... yet. We'll see what happens once Apple Silicon has matured a bit more, but for the price I paid, I'm expecting to keep this for several years before upgrading.
|Processor:||Intel Core i9 9880H 8core / 16ht @ 2.3GHz|
|Graphics:||Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536MB, AMD Radeon Pro 560X 4GB|
|Display:||Built-in 15.4inch 2880x1800, P3 color gamut|
|Memory:||16GB 2400MHz LPDDR4 (soldered)|
|Storage:||512GB Apple NVMe SSD (soldered)|
|OS:||Apple macOS 11.3|
|Owned Since:||November 2019|
Leopard wallpaper rules. Each of my virtual desktops has a different vintage wallpaper. In this order, I have: Mac OS X Leopard, Windows Vista, Mac OS X Tiger, Windows XP. The Bliss wallpaper hits different in 2.5k.
HP Omen 870
It's a Windows desktop, something I used to avoid. I use it for some gaming, and creative work. I recently purchased a new display for it, so it's actually been quite useful now. There really isn't anything else to be said about it, it's just a desktop PC.
|Processor:||Intel Core i5 7400 @ 3.0 GHz|
|Graphics:||NVIDIA GTX 1060 3GB|
|Display:||Asus ProArt 27" 2560x1440 Display, full sRGB, along with a vintage Sony LCD 1280x1024 monitor.|
|Memory:||8GB 2400MHz DDR4|
|Storage:||512GB Samsung 850 EVO|
|OS:||Windows 10 Home|
This is the desktop for the primary display.
Samsung Galaxy Book S
This is my ultraportable. It's light, has an LTE modem, and has USB-C so it works with all of my drives. The ARM processor makes battery life great, but it's slow for running any emulated apps, so I avoid doing that.
The ARM also processor requires no fans, and never gets hot, so I can use this machine pretty much anywhere.
|Processor:||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx @ 2.84GHz, 8c|
|Display:||Built-in 12inch, 1920x1080 touch display|
|Memory:||8GB 2133MHz LPDDR4X (soldered)|
|Storage:||256GB SSD (soldered)|
|OS:||Windows 10 for ARM|
|Owned Since:||Mid 2020|
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Vintage or Retro Computers
This section isn't quite ready yet, but here is a preview of what's to come:
Power Mac G5 Dual, 2005
Power Mac G4 Cube (1)
Power Mac G4 Cube (2)
iBook G3 Snow, 2002
iBook G4, 2005
And other Mac Laptops
The Not-Quite Retro
Samsung ChromeBook 2
This is somewhat of an honorable mention here, it's just a standard 11inch ChromeBook from 2014. However, it's a little special for being the computer I used to create much of OpenBooks in 2015, and the reason the first version of the site was called ChromeBooks. Lots of fond memories of running a chroot install of Linux to be able to run real apps.
Apple iPhone 12 mini, 128GB, black. Don't judge me, I started with an iPhone, used Android for years, and now I'm back.
Apple Watch SE, Space Gray
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6, Cloud Blue. I kind of want to replace this with an iPad though.