As a member of the industry, I often get asked about my personal computer.
Hence, the creation of this page to explain it all.
My first modern computer was in use from January 1998 until 2003, when I acquired my second computer (my first actual computer was an Apple ][e).
As usual, all comments and questions should be directed to me.
|component||Specs - Computer #1||Specs - Computer #2|
|brand||Gateway 2000||Micron Millenia|
|date||Purchased directly from Gateway in January, 1998||Acquired in March 2003|
|processor||Intel's Pentium II, with mmx, at 266 megahertz||Intel's Pentium III at 800 MHz|
|memory||64 megabytes of Random Access Memory||initially 256, added to make a total of 768 MB|
|hard disk drives||Western Digital, IDE, 4 gigabytes||IBM 60 GB|
|Seagate, IDE, 40 gigabytes (as of 2-2002)|
|CD-ROM||32x||48x, plus CD RW|
|modem||U. S. Robotics/3Com telepath 56kbps||56k|
|speakers||Altec Lansing, 7 watts||Altec Lansing 221|
|other hardware||Iomega Zip Drive 100MB||Iomega Zip Drive, 100MB; DVD drive|
|input devices||Multi-Function Keyboard - with 12 extra buttons||Same keyboard|
|Microsoft IntelliMouse - with wheel!||MS wheeled and laser mouse|
|game device||Joystick - PC Commander Plus||Same|
|monitor||Epson 15"||IBM 15" black|
|printer||Hewlett-Packard 820 Deskjet||n/a|