My Computers

This page is about the modern tech that I use - I'll be making a page for my vintage collection later, but I want those to be more detailed.

SpaceBook i9

Apple MacBook Pro 15" (2019)

This is my main mobile workstation - I really like UNIX but never get on well with Linux, so macOS is a good choice for me.

Despite some issues I've had with similar Macs, this does everything I need. It has modern I/O I actually like, and a great display. I don't mind the keyboard too much.

This one's called SpaceBook i9 because I've had a space gray MacBook and a previous 2016 MacBook Pro which was SpaceBook Pro. i9's were pretty new when this came out, so I put it in the name.


Model: Apple MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2019
Processor: Intel Core i9 9880H 8c/16t @ 2.3GHz
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630, AMD Radeon Pro 560X
Memory: 16GB 2400MHz DDR4
Storage: 512GB NVMe SSD
Display: 2880x1800 15.4 inch built in display
Mouse: Logitech MX Anywhere 2S
OS: Apple macOS 11
Shell: zsh
Owned since: November 2019


Dell Precision 5820 X-Series

My primary fixed workstation after upgrading from the HP gaming PC I was using. It is configured to my exct specifications and is incredibly upgradeable. I probably would've gone with a Mac if Apple made on in this price point, but they don't make the computer I want, and this does a fine job at evreything I need it to.

It's named after a Phil Collins song.


Model: Dell Precision 5820 X-Series
Processor: Intel Core i9 10900X 10c/20t @ 3.7GHz
Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100
Memory: 16GB 2933MHz DDR4
Storage: 256GB NVMe SSD (boot), 512GB NVMe SSD (cache, common programs), 2 2TB 7200 RPM hard drives in RAID 0.
Display: ASUS ProArt 27" 2.5k display
Mouse: Logitech MX Master 3
Keyboard: Keychron K4 v2, Gateron Blues
OS: Microsoft Windows 10
Shell: Powershell, bash
Owned since: June 2021

Galaxy Book S

This is my ultraportable, it has LTE and USB-C so I can use any charger. Battery life is great assuming I'm running ARM apps, and there's no fans so it's quiet and doesn't get hot. It's really just used to web browse and write.

It doesn't really have a fun name yet.


Model: Samsung Galaxy Book S
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 8-core @ 2.84GHz
Graphics: Adreno 680
Memory: 8GB 2133MHz DDR4
Storage: 256GB UHS SSD
Display: 12.1" 1080P Full HD Touch panel
OS: Windows 10 arm64
Shell: PowerShell
Owned since: Mid 2020