Computer Hardware

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The vinceunlimited website is currently being re-launched beginning with a retospective look at what version 1.00 looked like. This is the version you would have seen had you visited here in October 2003, albeit without all the fancy HTML5 stuff all around the tops and edges.

So, welcome to the 2003 computer hardware page of vinceunlimited in the days of Pentium PCs and Windows 95/XP. Here you will find out all about my PC, laptop, computer speakers and printer.

I suspect that if you are bothering to read this then you have at least some interest in what I use to communicate with the world so I hope to give you a glimpse.

In time this page will be updated to contain all the data about all the computer hardware and associated accessories that Vince has owned or commented upon. It will develop in due course so please be patient and re-boot regularly.

Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.009 19 Oct 2017


Computer Hardware October 2003

The hard page of vinceunlimited - Computerspeak, I'm afraid

Welcome to the hard page, part of the computer section within vinceunlimited. Information provided for the purposes of cyberjerks and thieves.


Computer set up on classic desk showing Packard Bell tower case, Taxan CRT monitor, Canon Bubblejet printer, twin speakers and joystick
Early Computer Setup circa 2003

Desktop system

Packard Bell Pulsar 23 tower case (taking up too much room on my desk) with Intel Pentium MMX233Mhz (slow now) running on 64Mb RAM (32Mb SDRAM plus 32Mb SIMM upgrade) and 2Mb standard video RAM boosted with an Orchid Righteous 3DII 12Mb ATI Rage II+ 3d acceleration card. Storage is a (used to be gigantic - but not any more) 4.3Gb hard drive (no room for those video files) and outside access is via a 56k modem through Freeserve (connecting at about 33k usually). I still run Microsoft Windows 95 (not 98, 98SE, 2000, ME or XP I hear you enquire) and display on my 17" Taxan monitor (cost £500 new, now standard fare) with audio supplied through dual speakers and a Yamaha sub-woofer (booooom).


A Novatech laptop opened and showing various opened windows
The Novatech Soprano

Laptop

A custom Novatech Soprano laptop (heavy for a portable, more of a movable) with super fast 3.07GHz Intel Pentium 4 running on 512Mb RAM. Storage is a (gigantic - for now) 60Gb hard drive and the world is accessed via the built in 56k modem through Freeserve (25-44k, why the difference?). I run Microsoft XP Professional and display on the built-in 64Mb 15" TFT LCD. Audio is supplied by two small shrill insects inside somewhere that like to go bleep very loudly at times.

Printer

Canon Bubblejet (say no more).

Check out the system of the future

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Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.009 19 Oct 2017
First Published: Version 1.00 in Oct 2003
Images and tags added in Version 5.009 19 Oct 2017