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Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

#301 Post by MikalE » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:47 am

I have a total of five laptops and three desktops but I don't use all of them. I don't feel guilty either.

I am currently using the T520 and Dell G3 as my main systems. A T510 for photos and web browsing in another room, and a dedicated T510 for music. Not recording, just listening and streaming.

The T500 is a very nice machine, but I need another KB for it, so it just sits too.

The desktops are Core 2 Duo machines with either XP Pro or Win 7, but are over a decade old. They have been restored to factory configuration but just sit. They are limited to 3 GB of memory so they see no use at all.
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T510 i5 4384-DV7
T510 i7 4349-A64
T520 i7QM 4242-4UU Highly Modified

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Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

#302 Post by pianowizard » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:47 am

pianowizard wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:37 pm
I have just three personal computers left:

HP Pavilion x2 12-b096ms (12.0" 1920x1280, Core M3-6Y30, 3.14lb)
Microsoft Surface 3 (10.8" 1920x1280, Atom x7-Z8700, 2.00lb)
Dell OptiPlex 5040 SFF (Core i5-6600)
Okay, I cheated a little bit, because I have many additional computers that I inherited from other people over the years:

Dell OptiPlex Gn+ desktop (Pentium MMX)
Dell OptiPlex GX1 minitower (Pentium II)
Dell Dimension XPS T700r minitower (Pentium III)
Dell Latitude C400 laptop (Pentium III)
Dell Inspiron 700m laptop (Pentium M)
Apple PowerBook G4 (2004 model)

I will wait a couple years and then sell the Gn+ and GX1 when they are worth more money.
HP Pavilion x2 12-b096ms (12.0" 1920x1280, Core M3-6Y30, 3.14 lb); Microsoft Surface 3 (10.8" 1920x1280, Atom x7-Z8700, 2.00 lb)
Dell OptiPlex 5040 SFF (Core i5-6600)
Acer ET322QK, T272HUL; Crossover 404K; QNIX QHD2410R; Seiki Pro SM40UNP

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Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

#303 Post by kfzhu1229 » Sat May 23, 2020 4:06 pm

Just found a Dell OptiPlex GX280 (mini tower midnight grey) locally in Toronto for just C$20. Even though not a spec of dust on the motherboard, everywhere else is caked with dust, including inside the DVD and the Floppy drives. Took me 8 hours to clean because the CPU fan and the PSU fan are extremely hard to clean.
Due to the uniqueness of the cases used for these midnight grey flavours, even that thing going on eBay for hundreds of bucks these days, it won't be long before the older Beige OptiPlex's fetch a good chunk of your wallet. The GX280's using the newer GX520 cases however doesn't fetch even half as much money.
Just 4 years ago I see these things being dumped everywhere in schools, and now I am glad to have restored one.
Dell Lat CP MMX-233 64mb 40gb W2k
600 PII-266 416mb 40gb WXP
T23 PIII 1.13ghz 1gb W7
Lat D830 X9000 8gb 128gb WSXGA+ Ultrasharp fp W10
T530i 15.6" i7 16gb fp W10
UXGA:
A30p PIII 1.2 1gb W7 (IDTech)
T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10 (Sharp)
Lat C840 P4-2.5 2gb 60gb W7 (Ultrasharp)

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Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

#304 Post by cadillacmike68 » Sat May 23, 2020 6:56 pm

That's too many dells, pianowizard.

Yeah, I have more than 5, many more. I use 3 on a regular basis and the boss lady uses 2 or 3. That leaves about 20 others. Some are on standby in case of a HW failure (the other T61s in the stack), while the older ones, and the 2 FUBAR'd T500s, are for experimentation of the occasional old DOS wargame. The newer T530 and W530 will be used as either road machines or as her main daily use system.

Do I feel guilty - No. some folks on this forum have made money by me buying these, so it's all good.
760LD 9547 FUBARd
T21 2647; T22 2647 4@ 900MHz, 1@ 1GHz SXGA+; T23 2647 2@ 1.13GHz, 1@ 1.2GHz SXGA+, WiFi
T30 2366-88U 2GHz; 2366-83U 1.8G; 5@ 2366-LU0/66U; 2367-KU6 FUBARd
T61 8897, 2.4GHz SXGA+; 8898, 2.4GHz; 6463, 2@ WSXGA+; 7658, 2.5GHz; T61p, 6 more T61s
T500 2
T530 2392-49U

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Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

#305 Post by kfzhu1229 » Sat May 23, 2020 7:59 pm

cadillacmike68 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 6:56 pm
That's too many dells, pianowizard.
Well I have more lol. I have two OptiPlex GX520's, the GX280 mentioned above, OptiPlex 755, as well as Latitude CP M233ST, C840, D610, D830, Inspiron 2650, 5160, and a 8200 coming in that I will convert to another Latitude C840.
I have also just sold Latitude C600, two CPx, and a Dimension 5150
Again just so I am clear, I have these Latitudes and Inspirons because I found most of them locally for next to nothing (C$20, 20, free, 35, free, 10, bought the last one on eBay)
Dell Lat CP MMX-233 64mb 40gb W2k
600 PII-266 416mb 40gb WXP
T23 PIII 1.13ghz 1gb W7
Lat D830 X9000 8gb 128gb WSXGA+ Ultrasharp fp W10
T530i 15.6" i7 16gb fp W10
UXGA:
A30p PIII 1.2 1gb W7 (IDTech)
T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10 (Sharp)
Lat C840 P4-2.5 2gb 60gb W7 (Ultrasharp)

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Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

#306 Post by pianowizard » Sun May 24, 2020 8:45 am

kfzhu1229 wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 4:06 pm
Just found a Dell OptiPlex GX280 (mini tower midnight grey) locally in Toronto for just C$20...Due to the uniqueness of the cases used for these midnight grey flavours, even that thing going on eBay for hundreds of bucks these days
Darn it, I discarded one in perfect working and cosmetic condition just 3 months ago! I hated its clamshell case though, and felt so relieved after tossing it into the recycle bin at work.
HP Pavilion x2 12-b096ms (12.0" 1920x1280, Core M3-6Y30, 3.14 lb); Microsoft Surface 3 (10.8" 1920x1280, Atom x7-Z8700, 2.00 lb)
Dell OptiPlex 5040 SFF (Core i5-6600)
Acer ET322QK, T272HUL; Crossover 404K; QNIX QHD2410R; Seiki Pro SM40UNP

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