Haven't logged in a while, but mostly lurked reading threads instead of logging in.
I still have my R31 Thinkpad, though in pieces since I migrated the 1gb of ram on it to a Dell latitude c610. I let my brother borrow it for a weekend baseball tournament, when he got back the hinges were destroyed, not sure what he did I repaired it, but realized the Dell C610, I got from a relative for free was slightly quicker and had less issues than the R31. Im not sure what I am going to do with it, but now, but the weird issues I had with it, it was time to lessen its use, since it had issues running XP with minipci wireless, and odd issues with plugged in USB components.
The other laptop I use at home mostly has a desktop replacement is yet another Dell, this time a Latitude D600 I got for free on its second mobo b/c the ram slots died on the first one. First mobo/laptop I got it for free from the same relative saying it didnt turn on, when it was the power brick and battery was completely, dead. Add in a 100gb hd, 2gb of ram and a 1.7pentium m, it does everything i need it to, and not waste as much power as my Pentium 4 3.2HT desktop. But I would love to upgrade the CPU to a pentium m 400mhz fsb 2.0ghz, but I cant justify paying the price for one.
The Pentium 4 3.2ht/Pentium 4 2.8 desktops, I got free computers from friends from school who didn't want them anymore, it came with a pentium 4ht mobo with a celeron cpu, got a cheap 3.2ht, put windows 7 on it and 2gb of ram, it runs hot, uses a lot of power, has too many hard drives in it and its only used for gaming like half life 2/left for dead 2, yeah the pentium 4 still does a decent job!
The 2.8ghz desktop is for my mom, but its rarely used and using my old motherboard with blown caps, but still works, just going to keep using it until it completely dies since its only used for emails and internet usage.
I got a good deal on a Toshiba T115d with AMD neo X2, ideally I think I rather have an x100e with similar specs, but mostly b/c of the trackpoint, but it work well and the portability is nice to have. Been switching between my ssd 64gb and 320gb hd, still not sure what to do since I do have a lot of music and movies on the 320gb along with some light gaming.
Other parts, I have a junked HP tx1000, currently waiting on the class action information on it, I attempted to do a reflow job to repair the GPU, but it didnt work, still a poor design and hoping I can get it replaced since it was my sisters laptop.