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  1. PB145B

    Coolest thing I've found this year

    These are definitely one of the most comfortable mice ever made. I have a small collection of them, as well as an optical one like you found! But mine is heavily worn. The “with IntelliEye” logo is pretty much gone. Yours looks mint.
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    Almost Disappointed They're not G5's

    I’ll look into that! Thanks for the tip!
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    Almost Disappointed They're not G5's

    Yeah, my 1,1 Quad make the lights dim for a second in my room when I turn it on or pull it out of sleep (no, I'm not kidding). I actually use my 1,1 daily (Firefox 48.0.2 is still pretty decent for now), wouldn't access anything confidential on it though. I also do a lot of my music related stuff on it. It's a great machine. I might look into getting a newer one (maybe even a 2012) in the future. The 2013 is a great looking machine, but I like my expansion slots and hard drive bays. I think I actually saw something once about an external GPU for a 2013 Mac Pro? An external GPU? Give me a break. I'd way rather have a tower under my desk with all of my expansions inside of it than have my entire desktop taken up by external devices. That being said, once the 2013s become old and worthless, I'll grab one. Great find by the way!
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    Yes it is! I’ve just got done installing XP on the new hard drive and it’s really fast now! This 80GB Western Digital is way faster than that crummy old Fujitsu 30GB drive. Those Fujitsu drives run painfully hot too. I think that’s why they have such a high failure rate (at least in my experience).
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    Yeah, I plan on ordering some RAM in the next few days. I wouldn’t either, I just want to try it because I would get a kick out of seeing this machine running Vista or Windows 7
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    I'm also shocked at how well this machine handles the internet! For a machine from 2003, it's pretty good. Should be even better once I get a faster hard drive and more RAM. I also went ahead and installed an intel mini-PCI WiFi card, so I don't have to mess with the PCMCIA card anymore. Edit: Also going to try Windows Vista and Windows 7 on this machine!
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    Nice!
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    Didn’t know about those Gateways! I’ll look into that.
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    BTW, the screen on this 8200 is brighter and has more vibrant color than my 8000/8100s do. I was literally shocked at how vibrant the blue was on the Inspiron splash screen when I first turned it on. That being said, the 8000/8100 displays are still incredible and crush most other laptop displays from that time. These are definitely my favorite early 2000s PC laptops.
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    Yes, they did. I actually have both versions (they did two P3 versions, the Inspiron 8000 and 8100). And now I have the 8200, so my Inspiron 8000 series collection is complete! I’ve even got the low-end 2500, which uses the same chassis.
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    Here’s my latest acquisition. A Dell Inspiron 8200! This is my new primary Windows XP machine. I had been wanting one of these for quite some time now. It’s such a nice Windows XP machine. It has a 1.8GHz Pentium 4M, 768MB of RAM (going to upgrade it to 2GB), and an ATi Radeon 9000 64MB graphics card. Oh, and it has a miserable 30GB hard drive, which I’m upgrading today to an 80GB, which is soooo much better. The drive is slow as hell too. This machine also has an incredible 1600 X 1200 UXGA display with extremely vibrant color! Seriously, it’s one of these nicest displays I have ever seen.
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    SCSI zip drive

    Great find! The Plus drives ar great because they can do parallel or SCSI.
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    Color Classic VGA Mod. the CORRECT way

    Not 100% sure on that one.
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    Color Classic VGA Mod. the CORRECT way

    Definitely wash the board. One of my SE/30s just showed horizontal stripes even after cleaning with alcohol, but once I washed it, it booted up perfect with no issues.
  15. Yeah, I don’t usually worry too much about that glue. It’s just not worth the risk of damaging the board trying to remove it.
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