Computing » Specs » List of retired computers

Computers have been a big part of my life since my earliest memories, and I’d like to document what I can here so I don’t forget.

Dell Inspiron 5547 (2015/20–22)

The laptop my grandmother used till the T60p broke, then I used till the Aspire was gifted to me (as a hand-me-down).

Processor Intel Core i5-4210U Dual Core @ 1.70GHz, 3MB LSB
Memory 8GB OEM PC3-12800 DDR3-SDRAM @ 1600MHz
& chipset
Intel Z87
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4400
15.6″ LCD WXGA display (1366×768)
Integrated webcam (unknown model)
Storage Seagate ST1000LM024 1TB SATA III hard-disk drive @ 5400RPM, 300MB/s
Media OEM five-in-one card reader
Audio Realtek ALC3234CG 2-channel with microphone input
Networking OEM 10/100 Ethernet adapter
OEM 802.11 wireless adapter
OEM Bluetooth 4.0
2 USB 3.0 Type A
1 USB 2.0 Type A
Input OEM touchpad
OEM keyboard
Operating sys. Windows 10 Pro x86-64

IBM ThinkPad T60p (2015–20)

My main school laptop till relatively recently, when the chassis literally broke into pieces after its hundredth-or-so fall. The electronics are just fine, though.

Processor Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 Dual Core @ 2.3GHz, 4MB LSB
Memory 4GB Crucial PC2-5300 DDR2-SDRAM @ 667MHz
& chipset
Intel 945GM
Graphics ATI Mobility FireGL V5250 12/5-core @ 300MHz w/ 256MB 330MHz GDDR3-SDRAM
15.4″ TFT WSXGA+ display (1680×1050)
Storage Kingston 120GB SATA III solid-state drive @ 550MB/s
Media IBM UltraBay Slim SATA II Multi-Burner Drive @ 24x
SanDisk SDAD-109 ExpressCard Adapter
Audio Intel HD Audio AD1981HD dual-jack
Networking Intel 82573L Gigabit 10/100/1000 Ethernet Adapter
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG 802.11 Wireless Adapter
Broadcom BCM20702 Bluetooth 4.0
Conexant MCD-1.5 AC97 56K Modem
ThinkPad IR Transceiver
Type II PC Card slot
ExpressCard/54 slot ×2
3 USB 2.0 Type A
Input IBM PS/2 UltraNav (with TrackPad)
IBM ThinkPad T60 76-key standard keyboard
Operating sys. FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE i686

Acer laptop (2010–2013)

Replaced the eMachines after its failure. Ran Windows 7. Motherboard broke after a fall from my desk, leading to the purchase of the XPS 8700. I can’t remember the exact model, so I won’t list any specifications.

Second-generation Dell Optiplex (2005–2008?)

Can’t remember the exact model, though I do have the 20GB hard disk drive with Windows XP that came from it. Was technically my now-former stepfather’s; I used it except during the summer when I returned to West Virginia, during which I used the eMachines.

Toshiba Satellite (?–2009)

My mother’s Windows XP laptop which I often played around on. I don’t remember much about it aside from having difficulty spelling its model name despite otherwise stellar English.

eMachines T1220 (2002/2006–2010)

My grandfather’s school computer (as a teacher), though it replaced the Presario as the family computer upon his death. I obviously got rid of the tower and monitor as I’m not going to keep huge junk around, but I kept the hard disk as well as the keyboard and mouse as spare PS/2 peripherals. For some reason, I also remember it running Office XP, on which I occasionally created and distributed a neighbourhood newsletter of my own unique brand of comedy for about a year, The Weekly Moron (monthly).

Processor Intel Celeron @ 1.2GHz, 256KB L2
Memory 512MB SDRAM (unknown model)
& chipset
Intel 810E
Graphics AGP UMA integrated graphics (unknown model)
1024×768 XGA CRT monitor (unknown model)
Storage Maxtor Fireball 541DX 20GB Ultra-ATA/100 hard-disk drive @ 5400 RPM, 100 MB/s
Media Samsung CD-Master 48E SC-148 IDE CD-ROM drive
3½″ dual-density floppy disk drive (unknown model)
Audio Intel AC ‘97 3-jack + front dual-jack
Networking Ethernet adapter (unknown model)
Conexant faxmodem (unknown model)
4 USB 1.1 Type A
DE-9 serial port
DB-25 parallel port
DA15 joystick port
Input OEM PS/2 keyboard
OEM PS/2 mouse
Operating sys. Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2

Compaq Presario 1215 (2001/2006–2011)

A laptop which my mother besought to me that worked right up until the LCD broke in 2016. Haven’t tested it to see if it works as I lost the memory chip.

Processor AMD Mobile Athlon 4 1000 @ 1GHz, 16KB L2
Memory 128 MB RAM (unknown model)
& chipset
(unknown chipset)
Graphics ATI Rage Mobility, 8MB VRAM
14″ active-matrix TFT display (1024×768)
Storage IDE hard-disk drive (unknown model)
Media 3½″ dual-density floppy disk drive (unknown model)
IDE DVD/CD-RW drive (unknown model)
Audio SoundMAX integrated digital audio
JBL Pro integrated stereo speakers
Networking Data modem, 33.5Kbps (unknown model)
PC Card (possibly?)
2 USB 1.0 Type A
DB-25 parallel port
Input OEM integrated keyboard
OEM integrated trackpad
Operating sys. Microsoft Windows Me

Compaq Presario 4112 (1998/2002–2007)

My grandfather’s school computer before he got the eMachines. It’s still in working condition, shockingly, and I’ve detailed quite a bit its pseudo-restoration, including its specs.

Compaq Presario 5834 (?– ≥2006)

I only remember this computer through having to throw it away and having seen my aunt write papers when in college on Windows 98. If I’m not mistaken, I kept the faceplate, hard disk and motherboard and they’re somewhere in my collection of obsolete PC components.

As for specs: the only thing I can say for sure is that it had a 17020.3 MB WD Caviar 170AA EIDE hard disk, part no. 160554-001.

Beige Gateway computer (2008–2009)

I have vague memories of having my own desktop in my room whislt living in Cincinnati, and possibly Chromadrome 2 (again). Windows XP, without a doubt. I think I got it from my former stepfather’s half-brother, Jesús, as I somehow recall one of his children’s usernames being unremovable as I had no administrator access.

“All-in-keyboard” PC (2006?)

Yet another computer with absolutely vague memories. I distinctly remember it running Windows 98 with WebTV, however. The fact I can’t recall the name of my first computer (i.e. I owned it) bugs me to this day. I think I sold it to my own mother in exchange for the Presario 1215.

Also, some consoles…

Same reason as initially stated: I wanna write down and preserve these memories. (I have several other consoles in my posession, but they aren’t listed here as I never actually played them.)

PlayStation (2005?–2007?)

If I’m not mistaken, I got this from my stepfather’s weed plug. The few games I clearly remember were Rugrats Studio Tour, one of the Crash Bandicoots, and… actually, that’s about it. I sometimes vaguely remember having a PSone at some point—specifically being played on a sunny late evening on the kitchen countertop of our mobile home roughly 50cm left of the sink, just to the right of the refrigerator—, but that might have been a friend’s or someone else’s.

Game Boy Advance SP (2006–2017?)

If I’m not mistaken, my aunt got me this for my birthday in 2006. I believe it’s still somewhere in my house.

Games I remember:

  • Super Mario Advance
  • Super Mario Advance 2
  • Namco Museum
  • Driver
  • Several Cartoon Network movies, incl. Shark Tale

PlayStation 2 (2007?–2012?)

If I’m not mistaken, my stepfather gave this to me after he got a PS3. I think I got rid of this at a yard sale in 2012 after I got my Xbox 360. I also had some sort of wireless controller at one point; I think it’s still in my closet.

Games I remember:

  • Gran Turismo 2(?)
  • Kingdom Hearts II

PlayStation Portable (2008–2016?)

I don’t entirely remember how I got this, but I do remember giving it to my cousin somewhere around 2016. This kept me quite entertained in the hospital waiting room while my now-former stepfather was recovering from a drug-related shooting.

Games I remember:

  • Daxter
  • Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  • EyePet Adventures
  • A bunch of movies

Wii (2010–present)

My grandmother bought this for Christmas from a friend-of-the-family, Brian. It’s the only somewhat contemporary console I own. I won’t list the games I remember à la above entries, because that would be my entire library.

Xbox 360 S (2011–2017)

I got this as a gift in 2011. I distinctly remember playing it during the 2012 Summer Olympics whilst my grandmother and I stayed at my aunt’s to housesit. At some point at least before 2014, my grandmother bought me a Kinect; we played tons of things together one winter when we went up to Lakewood Resorts in McHenry, Md. one Christmas. I sold it to my mother’s husband in 2017 since I’d mostly moved to PC gaming.

Games I remember:

  • Forza Motorsport 2
  • Forza Motorsport 4
  • Minecraft: Console Edition
  • Kinect Adventures
  • Castle Crashers
  • Doritos Crash Course
  • Portal
  • LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean

And some PC games I remember, I guess…

Chromadrome 2 on the old Optiplex; I only recently got into PC gaming for anything besides Minecraft.