Mark Jenkins -- Laptops
Dell Latitude D610 + spare for parts
Heavilly stickered, this laptop features a 32bit Pentium M and 1.25 GB of
DDR2 memory. A piece of Skullspace history, this laptop
Mark at the LongCon with the D610 in 2017
This isn't a computer you'd want to use for day to day computing today.
It's a portable collectable representing the end of the 32bit era. Perhaps
its best use today is a test bed for 2.5" laptop PATA/IDE hard drives and
- Included is a spare D610 (not functioning))
which can be used for parts. (not shown in photos)
- The F5 key cap is missing
- 32 bit Pentium M 1.6 Ghz with PAE
- DDR2 1GB + 256MB
- CDRW + DVD reader
- 30GB PATA/IDE hard drive, erased. No OS installer included.
(Time permitting, I may add a add a GNU/Linux install before sale)
- Power supply included, not shown in photo (a different one appears
in the background).
- Two dead battery packs included. (not in photos).
Connecting them not recommended unless refurbished with new cells.
- Dead internal CMOS battery inside
- Not suitable as a daily driver in 2023.
TTX M3000Np (Asus)
This heavilly sticked laptop works, but
comes with a lot of defects. It is
not suitable as a daily driver in 2023. Treat as a retro collectable or
as useful for distinctive external connectors (see below) or as a
DDR1 SO-DIMM test bed.
It's a “whitebox” laptop -- Canadian company TTX played no
role in the design and just added parts. The real OEM is Asus.
Born free, this computer never had a Windows install and the time of sale
and actually came with a discount for that choice.
You won't find a license sticker anywhere on it!
- 32bit Pentium M 1.5Ghz, no PAE
- 512MB DDR1. SO-DIMM slot very servicable.
- The hinges are busted.
Lean the open LCD against something
or use an external monitor. See additional note below.
- CDRW+DVD reader
- Neoprene sleave included
- Power supply included (not in photos)
- CPU fan is very servicable for cleaning
- No PATA/IDE hard drive included. Original tray, screws and connector
adapter are included, so adding a hard drive or compact flash
should be possible. Or, just run live-media from USB or CD!
Very servicable HD bay
- External connectors: 4xUSB, mini firewire, VGA, parallel printer, IR,
100Mbit ethernet, headphone, line-in, soft modem, CardBus/PCMCIA-5.0
- Many of the keyboard keys do not work. It has been suggested that contact
cleaning may resolve, until then, use a USB keyboard. An ordered spare
keyboard is installed. The original is also included.
- Original battery pack included, but is dead and should not be
re-connected without full cell replacement refurbishment.
- Has a wifi add-on module inside, but not one from the
Intel “Centrino” family.
The wifi chip present was flashed with a special firmware that made
it compatible with older GNU/Linux distros. It may not work with
later distro releases or Windows.
- Dead internal CMOS battery inside
- To repeat again, not suitable
as a daily driver in 2023.
The busted hinges may be repairable with some 3D printing.
I recall the failed
part being a plastic rectangle with holes which held metal parts of the
screen hinges and case together by screws.
Toshiba Satellite 1800
For your retro interest. Not a suitable daily driver in 2023
- Intel Celeron 796.8Mhz (Pentium III generation). Original CPU
died of overheating, replacement was installed via ZIF socket!
- 512MB RAM (SDRAM)
- Missing many keycaps, but keyboard works
- 28GB PATA/IDE hard drive with a Debian 7 installation
- Loose and exposed hinges
- Dead battery, original pack included
- No wifi
- Exposed hinges with a very loose feel at times
- Original power supply included (not shown)
- Composit and S-video connectors
- Padded black sleave included (not shown)
- 3.5" floppy drive