HP New Born Baby. Now celebrating it's 11th birthday.

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HP New Born Baby. Now celebrating it's 11th birthday.

#1 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:16 pm

Somehow I found a HP Compaq NX6215 15" 4:3 laptop that has been NOS for 11 years. Nobody has touched it. Ever.

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DVD-RW drive built-in. Sorry to tell you this but that's not whats new anymore.

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FireWire, care to share some USB 3.1?

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When we actually cared about obscure card formats that weren't SD?

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Look at me I am so serviceable.

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Can't look at those fresh "Designed for Windows XP" stickers without reading the fingerprint authentication guide first!

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Time to put in a box, wait 40 years, and watch as it is worth millions. Or nothing. Time will tell.
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#2 Post by Cigarguy » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:35 pm

Nice find. Excellent condition

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#3 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:36 pm

I would figure it would be in good condition for sitting in a closet for 11 years :) . Not even the palm rest protective plastic have been removed.
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#4 Post by ajkula66 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:00 pm

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:36 pm
I would figure it would be in good condition for sitting in a closet for 11 years :) . Not even the palm rest protective plastic have been removed.
An excellent catch indeed. Congrats!
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#5 Post by theterminator93 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:35 pm

I remember servicing these after they had taken quite a beating in urban educational environments. They took the torture pretty well, all things considered, and we only retired the lot of them after they'd been abused for about 6 years.
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#6 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:38 pm

Mine was abused soo much. By air. :wink:

I booted it up to see what would happen. It went right to the Windows XP setup screen. Remember this Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1kBtlfJBGc. I sure do! I shut it down because setting it up would be the 8th deadly sin.

On a sidenote: Younger me had this crazy plan to installing Windows XP for free before I knew that not all free downloads are from megauploads.com. I played around with some T42s and figured out that putting a XP MCE* Disc 1 in then waiting until there was exactly 33 minutes left. Then I would swap the discs, put in the key from my trusty A31 sticker, then put in disc 1 again and install. For some reason it installed Professional SP1. Then the rest of my afternoon was updating to SP2 then to SP3. Oh boy was that slow on a 40gb 5400RPM drive :) .
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#7 Post by jwjensen356 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:43 am

Interesting comment about urban educational environment abuse. Very interesting discussion about the ThinkPad experience with this in the new ThinkPad book.
https://www.amazon.com/ThinkPad-Changed ... nkpad+book

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#8 Post by thinkpadgeek91 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:31 pm

I have one of those under my desk. Not as nice as yours though. I don't know what to do with mine though.
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#9 Post by ZaZ » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:46 am

thinkpadgeek91 wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:31 pm
I don't know what to do with mine though.
Donate it. I'm sure there a worthy cause somewhere.
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