1.1 Lenovo Thinkpad T450s
I got this is May 2019 from a second hand shop in Elephant and Castle. Refurbished. £240.
Really liking Thinkpads so far.
- Processor: Quad-Core Intel Core i5-5300U CPU @ 2.30GHz
- Memory: 8 GB
- OS: Linux Mint
More details: Lenovo Thinkpad T450s
1.2 Samsung Galaxy S5
I got this in December 2019. £100 from Computer Exchange.
- easily replaceable battery (just pop off the back)
- one of the top 5 devices supported by Lineage OS
2.1.1 Amstrad CPC 464
2.1.2 RM Nimbus
My primary school had one of these. I think probably the 80186 version. So technically better than the Amstrad but I remember the Amstrad being way cooler. I remember some game that in my head is called Puff the Magic Dragon, but I think it must actually be Through the Dragon's Eye?
Possibly we did turtle graphics on this at school?
2.1.3 Amiga 1200
- CPU: Motorola 68EC020 @ 14 MHz
- Memory: 2 MB
- OS: AmigaOS 3.0/3.1
My Mum got it on credit card and was in debt paying it off for a long time.
I remember Deluxe Paint. Cannon Fodder. Sensible Soccer. Chaos Engine. Syndicate. Lemmings.
Oh and Frontier: Elite II!
I don't remember doing any coding on this one?
2.1.4 Family PC
We got a family PC at some point. Maybe around the time I went to college? I think it was from Evesham but no clue which one.
2.1.5 1st Laptop
I got one before going to university in 2001. Possibly from Hi-Grade? I worked for a long time to save up for it I recall. I'm convinced it cost over £1000 at the time, although I have no proof.
2.1.6 Hi-Grade Notino 4400
My second laptop I think.
- Processor: don't know
- Memory: 512 Mb
- Storage: 30 Gb HDD
I know I had it in Brighton during my Masters degree. So perhaps I got it in 2006 before starting?
Think it was replaced with the Asus that I got around 2012/2013.
I gave it away in 2019 via Freegle.
2.1.7 Asus Vivobook S200
I got an Asus Vivobook S200 on sale from Comet when it was closing. So I guess around the end of 2012. I think it was £400.
I replaced the power supply for this once, and had to replace the battery once.
2.2.1 Master System
My brother had a Master System.
I got a MegaDrive for Christmas one year.
I played Goldeneye a lot.
2.3 Mobile devices
2.3.1 Nokia N800
No a phone but an 'Internet tablet'. It ran Maemo.
2.3.2 Samsung Galaxy Portal
My first smartphone. I think maybe 2009/2010.
2.3.3 Motorola Atrix
My second smartphone. Got it second hand from Computer Exchange. Maybe 2013?
I replaced the screen on this after I smashed it while shooing away a bee.
2.3.4 Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
My third smartphone. Second hand from Computer Exchange. I'm going to guess 2016.
I replaced the battery and the back panel on this over the span of its life.
OK phone, but it had a locked and encrypted bootloader on it, which was massively shit, and meant I couldn't install any custom ROMs. I didn't know this was a thing until getting this phone.
It went kaput in October 2019 going into infinite boot loops.
2.3.5 Nokia Lumia ?? (930??)
I used this for a bit. Mike gave it to me as the OS for it was being end-of-lifed. Kind of crappy, a very dead app store where even of all of the big apps lay pretty unmaintained. But it did the job as a loaner.