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 XPS 8700 (2013–21)

My main workstation. It’s served me well for nearly eight years, and continues to chug on.
Retired; beseeched to my girlfriend (minus the graphics card).

Processor Intel Core i7 4770 Quad Core @ 3.40GHz, 8MB LSB
Memory 12GB Crucial PC3-12800 DDR3-SDRAM @ 1600MHz
Motherboard Proprietary w/ Intel Z87
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 1162-core @ 1033MHz w/ 2048MB 6100MHz GDDR5-SDRAM
Storage Kingston 120GB SATA III solid-state drive @ 550MB/s
Western Digital 2TB SATA III hard-disk drive @ 7200RPM, 170MB/s
Media Dell SATA III Multi Burner Drive @ 24×
Realtek 2C44C Card Reader
Audio Realtek ALC899-GR 7+1HP with additional dual-jack
Networking Intel 82573L Gigabit 10/100/1000 Ethernet Adapter
OEM Bluetooth 4.0
Expansion
Slots/Ports
1 full-height PCIe 2.0 x16
1 full-height PCIe 2.0 x4
2 full-height PCIe 2.0 x1
6 USB 3.0 Type A
4 USB 2.0 Type A
Operating sys. Windows 10 Pro x86-64
FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE x86-64 (via Hyper-V)

IBM ThinkPad T60p (2015–20)

My main school laptop till 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
Motherboard Proprietary w/ 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
Expansion
Slots/Ports
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 keyboard and mouse as spare PS/2 peripherals.

Processor Intel Celeron @ 1.2GHz, 256KB L2
Memory 512MB SDRAM (unknown model)
Motherboard Proprietary w/ Intel 810E
Graphics AGP UMA integrated graphics (unknown model)
1024×768 XGA CRT monitor (unknown model)
Storage 40GB IDE hard-disk drive (unknown model)
Media IDE DVD drive (unknown model)
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)
Expansion
Slots/Ports
3 PCI
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)
Motherboard Proprietary (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)
Expansion
Slots/Ports
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.

Processor Intel Pentium P54CQS i586 @ 120MHz, 16KB L2
Memory 8MB integrated DRAM @ 100 MHz
8MB Compaq 236512-001 60ns EDO DRAM @ 100 MHz
Processor AMD Mobile Athlon 4 1000 @ 1GHz, 16KB L2
Memory 128 MB RAM (unknown model)
Motherboard Proprietary (unknown chipset)
Graphics Trio 64V+ integrated graphics
Compaq 213857-001 MPEG controller board
Storage Seagate ST31722A 1.7GB IDE hard-disk drive @ 4500 RPM, 33 MB/S
Media Compaq 239612-401 3½″ dual-density floppy disk drive
Compaq 185674-401 6× IDE CD-ROM drive
Audio Integrated 16-bit audio (unknown model)
JBL Pro stereo speakers
Networking Compaq 221506-001 data/fax modem, 33.5Kbps
Belkin 100/10 Ethernet adapter
Expansion
Slots/Ports
2 16-bit ISA
2 PCI
DE-9 serial port
DB-25 parallel port
DA15 joystick port
Input OEM PS/2 keyboard
OEM PS/2 mouse
Other devices
& components
Steady-state 145-watt power supply (unknown model)
Operating sys. Microsoft Windows 98

Compaq Presario 5000-series(?) (?– ≥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 and motherboard and they’re somewhere in my collection of obsolete PC components.

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:

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:

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:

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:

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.