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My Computing Hardware History

Below I list the computing hardware I use at home, as is customary for computer nerds. However, as this is a nostalgia site, I felt the urge to list also my past hardware (with dates of use) alongside my current hardware. I have tried to provide as complete a chronology here as possible, but I make no guarantee of complete accuracy, as I didn't have very much in terms of records besides my memory. I hope that this information will still be of some interest to you.

Desktop Towers

  1. Pionex desktop, from circa 1999 to between June–September 2001
  2. eMachines T1855, from between June–September 2001 to circa mid-2003 (no later than September 2003)
  3. HP Pavilion a310n, from circa mid-2003 (no later than September 2003) to November 2004
  4. Dell Dimension 8400, from November 2004 to circa March 2010
  5. Dell Vostro 220, from circa March 2010 to December 2011
  6. iBUYPOWER custom pre-built, from December 2011 to December 2017
  7. iBUYPOWER custom pre-built, post-upgrade, from December 2017 to present. In December 2017, after being dissatisfied with the GIGABYTE motherboard, I decided to upgrade to a higher-end Intel motherboard, which also required upgrading the processor and memory. Changing these three components (particularly the motherboard), of course, is like getting an entirely new computer, which is why I have listed it here as a separate item.

Microsoft Windows for life!

Keyboards

  1. Keyboard with an AT connector included with the Pionex desktop, from circa 1999 to between June–September 2001
  2. Keyboard (most likely PS/2) included with the eMachines T1855, from between June–September 2001 to circa mid-2003 (no later than September 2003)
  3. HP Model 5183, from circa mid-2003 (no later than September 2003) to November 2004
  4. Dell Model RT7D40 (wireless), from November 2004 to circa mid-2010
  5. Logitech G110, from circa mid-2010 to present

Mice

  1. PS/2 mouse included with the Pionex desktop, from circa 1999 to between June–September 2001
  2. Mouse (most likely PS/2) included with the eMachines T1855, from between June–September 2001 to circa mid-2003 (no later than September 2003)
  3. HP Model MO42KC, from circa mid-2003 (no later than September 2003) to circa late 2003
  4. Labtec Model M-SBG91A, from circa late 2003 to November 2004
  5. Dell wireless mouse (possibly Model M-RAC67B or similar) included with the Dell Dimension 8400, from November 2004 to circa early 2005
  6. Various wireless mice, from circa early 2005 to circa mid/late 2007. I switched wireless mice rather frequently during this period of time, as I was never really satisfied with any of them; they all had issues, and eventually I refused to buy wireless mice entirely.
  7. Logitech MX310, from circa mid/late 2007 to mid-2010
  8. Razer Imperator, from mid-2010 to February 2019
  9. Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0, from February 2019 to present

Monitors

  1. 4:3 CRT included with the Pionex desktop, from circa 1999 to between June–September 2001
  2. eMachines eView 17p 4:3 CRT, from between June–September 2001 to November 2004
  3. Dell E193FP (or similar model) 4:3 LCD, from November 2004 to circa mid-2006
  4. eMachines CRT again, after the Dell LCD broke, from circa mid-2006 to circa mid-2008
  5. HP w1907 1440x900 LCD, from circa mid-2008 to December 2014
  6. ViewSonic VA1930wm 1440x900 LCD as second monitor, from October/November/December 2009 to December 2014
  7. Two Dell UltraSharp U2412M 1920x1200 LCDs in a dual monitor setup, from December 2014 to present

Glorious 16:10 Ratio Master Race!

Speakers

  1. MidiLand MLi 691P, from circa 1999 to between June–September 2001
  2. Labtec LCS-1050, from between June–September 2001 to November 2004 (?)
  3. (Possibly a pair of speakers included with the HP Pavilion a310n, which would have as its dates of use from circa mid-2003 to November 2004, but I am really unsure of this.)
  4. Dell MMS 5650 5.1 surround sound system, from November 2004 to present. (Yes, I have been using the same set of speakers for nearly 16 years. It's a fine set of speakers, and I have no need to replace them.)

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