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Clearing Out The Server Room - A Step Back Into The Past

Gabriella Davis  4 August 2008 20:27:42
It's summer and having got fed up with my need to hoard old kit, an office revolution took place and a bunch of old laptops were cleared out of the server room.  15 different models were dug out including the first two we bought when setting up Turtle 12 years ago and,  since i'm overly sentimental even about hardware,  I went out to lunch whilst most of them were taken to the great Laptop home in the sky.  Our current laptops are all Macbooks or Macbook Pros and it's interesting (to me at least!) to see how far we've come.
Compaq
20MHz Intel i386SX / 2 MB (non-removable)  / 20MB HDD

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Tecra
Pentium 166Mhz / 32MB / 2GB HDD

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Apple iBook
G3 366Mhz / 64MB / 10GB HDD

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Dell
P3 1.1Ghz / 256MB / 48GB HDD

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Toshiba
P4 2.1Ghz / 512MB / 60GB HDD

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Alienware
P4 2.8Ghz / 1GB / 40GB HDD

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Comments

1David Schaffer  05/08/2008 17:58:00  Clearing Out The Server Room - A Step Back Into The Past

Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I remember when that Compaq was the hot laptop to have. And I know folks still using those Tecras to program alarm panels -- they need DOS and RS232!