Computers owned

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A history of personal computer purchases. Interesting to keep track of the advancement of computing machine.

Desktop & Laptops

Year Model Specs Cost Disposition
2004 Legend (pre-owned) Intel Celeron (~800MHz), 128MB RAM, 20G HD Gift from parents Disposed 2010: too old
2006 IBM R40 (14’ laptop) Intel Pentium M (2.2GHz), 256MB RAM (upgraded to 512MB), 40G HD (upgraded to 120G) Gift from parents Left to parents 2009
2007 Compaq Presario v3000 (14’ laptop) Intel Core Duo T7?? (~2.1GHz), 2G RAM, 80G HD Bought by MQ Stolen in 2011
2008 Lenovo X61 (12’ laptop) Intel Core 2 Duo T9?? (~2.8GHz), 2G RAM, 100G HD ~12,000 CNY Returned to BGI, CAS in 2009
2009 Dell Inspiron 1318 (13’ laptop) Intel Core 2 Duo T7?? (~2.4GHz), 2G RAM, 120G HD ~700 USD Disposed 2011 due to water spill
2010 Dell Latitude 2100 (11’ laptop) Intel Atom (~1.3GHz), 1G RAM, 80G HD ~350 USD Disposed 2012: cannot boot
2010 Dell Vostro V13 (13’ laptop) intel Core 2 duo SU7300 (1.4GHz), 2G RAM, 160G HD ~550 USD Gift to parents, HD replacement 2017
2012 Acer Aspire One D150 (11’ laptop pre-owned) Intel Atom (~1.3GHz), 2G RAM, 32G SSD Inherited from FL Idle since 2016: too slow to bear with
2013 Assembled on MSI Z87M-G43 inside Siverstone HTPC Intel i5-4670K (3.4GHz), 16G DDR3, 320G SSD, Asus 2G video card ~1,050 USD In service (home)
2013 Assembled on ASUS Z87M-Plus inside Siverstone SG01 Intel i7-4770K (3.5GHz), 16G DDR3, 120G SSD, Asus 2G video card ~1,200 USD In service (office)
2015 The New MacBook The new Intel Core M 1.3GHz, 8G RAM, 256G SSD 1599 USD In service (gw)
2015 Assembled on ASUS Z97M-Plus inside Siverstone SG01 Intel i7-4790K (4.0GHz), 16G DDR3, 250G SSD, with accessories ~1000 USD In service (office)
2015 Lenovo Ideapad G50 80E3081US 15.6-inch laptop, AMD A8, 6G DDR3, 500G HDD, Windows 8 303.99 USD (Black Friday online deal) Heat fan replaced 2016, In service (mq)
2016 Lenovo Ideapad 510 80SR002TUS 15.6-inch laptop, Intel i7-6500U, 8G DDR4, 1T HDD, Windows 10 649 USD Unboxed, replacement from above
2016 Assembled on ASUS Z170M inside Siverstone SG12B Intel i7-6700K (4.0GHz), 16G DDR4, 250G SSD, with accessories 914 USD In service (Abney lab)
2017 Assembled on Supermicro X10Dal-i inside NZXT 340 Elite 2 X Intel Xeon E5 2630 V4 (2.2GHz), 2 X 32G load reduced registered DDR4, SSD, video card, etc 2660 USD In service (home)

Tablets & Smart Phones

Year Model Specs Cost Disposition
2012 IPhone 3GS IOS 4, 8G ~400 USD Disposed 2015
2013 Google Nexus 5 Android 4.4, 16G 299 USD In service (mq then gw), failed Nov 2016
2014 Google Nexus 10 (10’ pad) Android 4.4, 2G RAM and 32G storage 371 USD Gift to parents
2015 Google Nexus 5 Android 4.4, 32G 382 USD In service (mq)
2016 Huawei Honor 8 Android 6X, 32G 250 USD In service (gw)