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.
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 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.
Canon Bubblejet (say no more).Check out the system of the future
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Note added Version 5.151 13 Jul 2018
Adam Sanz emailed me to ask if I still had the Packard Bell or anything remaining from it.
Unfortunately Adam didn't leave a working email to respond to so I have replied here.
The answer is no. I am not a collector of outdated tech or anything else and tend to sell my equipment on or pass it to someone in my family, when superseded by new stuff, usually whilst it still has value. In the case of the Packard Bell it was given to a family member.
Author: Vince Poynter
Version 5.151 13 Jul 2018
First Published: Version 1.00 in Oct 2003
Images and links added in Version 5.009 19 Oct 2017