Computers


 
Toshiba MSX - HX-10
Purchased: 1985

Features:
•    64k RAM
•    Zilog Z80 3.6 MHz processor
•    Integrated RF modulator,
•    Three channel audio,
•    ROM cartridge slot
•    Audio cassette based data storage
•    TMS 9929A Video Display Processor
•    Microsoft Extended Basic / DOS

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Atari 520STFM
 
Features:
•    Motorola 68000 8 MHz Processor
•    512KB of RAM
•    Double sided, double density 3½" disk drive,
        Capacity of 720 KB.
•    Integrated RF modulator
         320x200, 640x200 & 640x400 dpi,
•    Integrated MIDI,
•    RS-232 serial port,
•    Centronics parallel printer port,
•    RGB monitor port, extra disk drive port and
•    2 x 9 pin MSX standard joystick and mouse ports.
•    Operating system -  TOS v1.00,
        Graphical Environment Manager (GEM) and WiMP (Windows, Mouse, Pointer) GUI.


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Apple Macintosh Performa 400
 
Purchased : 1993
Features:
•    Motorola 68030 16MHz processor,
•    4B RAM
•    1.44MB 3½" floppy disk drive
•    80MB hard disk
•    Apple Desktop Bus (ADB), SCSI, Appletalk & printer port,
•    Audio in / out
•    An apple 14” VGA monitor

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Apple Macintosh Performa 5200CD
 
Purchased: 1996
Features:
•    PowerPC 603 75MHz processor
•    8 MB of RAM,
•    4x CD-ROM drive
•    800 MB hard drive
•    15" integrated colour monitor.
•    Apple Desktop Bus (ADB), SCSI, Appletalk & serial printer port,
•     Integrated TV Tuner card and remote control.
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Apple Power Macintosh 5500/250
 
Purchased: 1998,

Features:
•    250 MHz PowerPC 603e processor,
•    32 MB of RAM,
•    2.0 GB hard drive,
•    8x CD-ROM
•    2D/3D graphics acceleration card
•    Integrated 15" colour monitor.
•     Apple Desktop Bus (ADB), SCSI, Appletalk & serial printer port,
•     Integrated TV Tuner card and remote control.
•    Additionally, I connected a Traxdata SCSI CD-RW (2x2x6x), an Iomega Zip 100 removable storage system and an External 10Gb SCSI Hard Drive to this system.
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Apple iMac G3 700 DV

Purchased: 2000,

Features:
•    700 MHz PowerPC 750cx (G3) processor
            +  256k on-chip level 2 cache,
•    256 MB of RAM (PC100 SDRAM),
•    80.0 GB Ultra ATA hard drive,
•    Slot-loading 24X CD-RW drive,
•    ATI Rage 128 Ultra (2x AGP) graphics acceleration + 16 MB of SDRAM,
•    Integrated Harmon Kardon Odyssey sound system in a sleek, translucent "graphite" all-in-one case with a 15" colour monitor.
•    It was convection cooled and shipped with an apple Pro USB keyboard and optical mouse. Built in 10/100 ethernet, 56k Modem and Firewire 400.
•    OSX 10.1 and 9.1 were pre-installed, with the machine initially booting into 9.1 automatically.

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Apple PowerBook Titanium G4 667MHz
 
Obtained: 2004 (A gift from a friend (Mr Josh Osbourne) when he upgraded his system in 2004.
 
Features:
•    667 MHz PowerPC 7440 (G4) processor
       + AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor
        + 256k on-chip level 2 cache,
•    1Gb of PC-133 SDRAM.
•    30.0 GB hard drive,
•    Slot-loading DVD/CD-RW drive ,
•    ATI Mobility Radeon (AGP 4X) video controller with 16 MB of DDR video memory,
•    Included in the stunning 1-inch thick Titanium case was a 15.2" TFT widescreen display, a full-size keyboard, and AirPort wireless networking.
 
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14” Apple iBook G4 - 1.42GHz
 
Purchased : 2005, with a second in 2006,
Features:
•    1.42 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4) processor
        + 512k on-chip level 2 cache,
•    1.5GB RAM (PC2700 333 MHz DDR SDRAM),
•    80Gb Hard Disk.
•     24X DVD±R/CD-RW SuperDrive,
•    4X AGP ATI Mobility Radeon 9550 graphics card + 32 MB of DDR video memory,

Built into a 1½" inch toughened white polycarbonate shell are:
•    14.1" TFT XGA active-matrix display.
•    The 10/100 Ethernet and built-in 56k modem
•    FireWire "400" port,
•    two USB 2.0 ports and audio out.
•    VGA video mirroring, S-video, and composite video out is achieved using an Apple mini DV adapter - a single port with multiple interchangeable adapters.
•    A full size keyboard and scrolling trackpad was included as standard, as was Airport Extreme and bluetooth.
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Apple 24” iMac Intel Core2Duo 2.33GHz
Purchased:  2007.

Features:
•    2.33GHz Core2Duo Intel CPU,
•    3Gb RAM (Upgrade)
•    500GB SATA Hard Drive.
•    256Mb NVidia GeForce 7300GT graphics processor.
•    Three USB 2.0 ports on the system,
•    One Firewire “400”, one Firewire “800”,
•    The 24-inch widescreen display with a screen resolution of 1900 x 1200 pixels,
•    Audio in and out, and a Mini DVI connector for video mirroring and desktop extending.
•    10/100 Ethernet controller, Airport Wi-Fi and bluetooth 2.0
•    Running OSX Lion 10.7 with Parallels desktop running Windows 7
 
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Apple MacBookPro 13-inch

Purchased : 2009

•    2.53GHz Intel Core2Due Processor,
•    250Gb SSD Hard Drive (Upgrade)
•    8Gb RAM. (Upgrade)
•    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB
•    Two USB 2.0 ports on the system,
•    One Firewire “800”,
•    SD Card Slot
•    Superdrive (DVD-RW)
•    13” LED-backlit display
•    Backlit Keyboard
•    Multitouch Trackpad
•    Audio in and out, and a Mini DVI connector for video mirroring and desktop extending.
•    10/100 Ethernet controller, Airport Wi-Fi and bluetooth 2.1
•    Mountain Lion (OSX 10.8).
•    Parallels Desktop to run any Windows software

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Apple MacBookPro 13-inch

Purchased : 2011
•    2.53GHz Intel Core i5 Processor,
•    320Gb Hard Drive
•    16Gb RAM. (Upgrade)
•    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB
•    Two USB 2.0 ports on the system,
•    One Firewire “800”,
•    SD Card Slot
•    Superdrive (DVD-RW)
•    13” LED-backlit display
•    Backlit Keyboard
•    Multitouch Trackpad
•    Audio out, and a Mini DVI connector for video mirroring and desktop extending.
•    10/100 Ethernet controller, Airport Wi-Fi and bluetooth 4.1
•    Mountain Lion (OSX 10.8).
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Apple MacBookPro 13-inch


Features:
•    2.53GHz Intel Core i5 Processor,
•    500Gb Hard Drive
•    16Gb RAM - 1600MHz DDR3. (Upgrade)
•    Intel HD Graphics 4000 - 512Mb
•    Two USB 3.0 ports,
•    One Firewire “800”,
•    SD Card Slot
•    Superdrive (DVD-RW)
•    13” LED-backlit display (1280 x 800)
•    Backlit Keyboard
•    Multitouch Trackpad
•    Audio out, and a Mini DVI / Thunderbolt connector.
•    10/100 Ethernet controller, Airport Wi-Fi and bluetooth 4.1
•    Mountain Lion (OSX 10.8).

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Purchased : 2014

Features:
•    2.53GHz Intel Core i5 Processor,
•    500Gb Hard Drive
•    16Gb RAM - 1600MHz DDR3. (Upgrade)
•    Intel HD Graphics 4000 - 512Mb
•    Two USB 3.0 ports,
•    One Firewire “800”,
•    SD Card Slot
•    Superdrive (DVD-RW)
•    13” LED-backlit display (1280 x 800)
•    Backlit Keyboard
•    Multitouch Trackpad
•    Audio out, and a Mini DVI / Thunderbolt connector.
•    10/100 Ethernet controller, Airport Wi-Fi and bluetooth 4.1
•    Mountain Lion (OSX 10.8).


Portable Devices & Phones

Alcatel OneTouch DB Max
Purchased - 1998

•Mobile Phone with loudspeaker capability
•Virgin Media Branded
•150g
•3 line Display
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Psion 5mx
Purchased: 2000

Features:-

• 32-bit ARM 710 processor @ 36MHz
• 16 Mb RAM
• Touch Sensitive, backlit LCD (640 x 240)
•16 Grayscale LCD
•12.5mm pitch keyboard
•Powered by 2 x AA Batteries
•RS232
•IrDA Serial Infra-red
• Speaker, Microphone
•External storage va Compact Flash

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Nokia 6210
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Purchased - 2000

•Dimensions - 130x47x19m
•Weight - 114g
•Display - 95 x 65 pixels, Monochrome LCD




Palm M505

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Purchased - 2003

Features:-

•Operating System: Palm OS version 4.1
•Processor: 33 MHz Motorola Dragonball VZ
•Memory: 8 MB (4MB Flash + 8MB RAM)
•Display: 160x160 pixel colour display
•IrDA port
•Expansion Slot compatible with SD/MMC cards


Nokia 6310i
Purchased - 2003
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Features:-
•6 MB shared memory
•Removable Storage - MMC
•Display - Active TFT, 65K colours, 128 x 128 pixels, 5 lines, 27 x 27 mm
•Rear camera - 1.3 MegaPixel.
•Connectivity
•GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots) 32 - 48 kbit/s.
•HSCSD 43.2 kbit/s.
•EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbit/s.
•Bluetooth v1.1,
•Infrared port.
•USB

Palm Tungsten E
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Purchased - 2004

Features:-
•1.44MHz ARM Processor - Texas Instruments
•16Mb RAM
•Secure Digital Storage
•Palm OS 5.2.1
•Display - 320 x 320 16-bit, 320 x 480 in later models
TFT LCD
•Input - Touch Screen
•Connectivity - USB & IrDA
•Microphone and Speaker
•IrDA port
•Expansion Slot compatible with SD/MMC cards


40Gb iPod Photo

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Purchased - 2005

Features :-

•Premium version of the standard 4th Gen iPod,
•    220x176 pixel LCD capable of displaying up to 65,536 colours.
•    The JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, and PNG photo supported
• 15 hours battery for music playback and 5 hours for slideshows with music.


80Gb iPod Classic
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Purchased - 2007

Features:-

•    6th Generation iPod
•    36 hours of music playback and 6 hours of video playback.
•    2.5" backlit display at a resolution of 320x240.
•    The front plate of aluminium instead of  plastic,
•    Signature iPod White" has been replaced by silver.
•    The 6th generation iPod also introduced a new user interface, incorporating more graphics and coverflow.

Alcatel OT-720
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Purchased - 2011
•43x57mm (1.69x2.24") ~143PPI Display 256k TFT
•Capacitive Touchscreen
•Polyphonic Ringtone
•104MHz Processor
•10MB RAM & SD Card
•2 MP Camera
•Wifi 802.11 b/g, USB, Bluetooth 2
•FM Radio





Samsung Galaxy Ace
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Purchased 2012

Features :-
•800MHz Qualcomm MSM7227-1 Turbo
•320 x 480 TFT display with 16m Colours
•Capacitive touch
•150Mb RAM + SD Card
•3G GPRS
•Google Android 2.2
•Digital camera 5MP
•FM radio,
•Digital player,
•GPS receiver
•Bluetooth 2.1
•Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n


32Gb iPAD 2 with Wi-Fi

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Purchased - 2009

Features:-

•    9.7 in (246 mm), 4:3 aspect ratio, scratch-resistant glossy glass covered 24-bit LED-backlit IPS LCD screen, fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating,
•    1,024 × 768 px (XGA) at 132 ppi,
•    16 Gb Storage
•    Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 2.1
•    1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 (64 KB L1 + 512 KB L2) Apple A5 SoC
•    Rear Facing - 720p HD (0.9 MP) video at 30 fps and 0.7 MP photos
•    Front Facing - VGA (0.3 MP) photos and video at up to 30 fps



32Gb iPOD Touch with Wi-Fi
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Purchased - 2010

Features: -

•    620 MHz (underclocked to 533 MHz) ARM 11  core (32 KB L1) with internal ARM7 core for Jazelle acceleration (Samsung S5L8720)
•    3.5 in (89 mm), 3:2 aspect ratio,
•    18-bit Colour, glossy glass covered backlit LED
•    480 × 320 px (HVGA) at 163 dpi,
•    Multi-touch touchscreen display volume buttons; built in speaker
•    Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
•    iOS 4.1




16 Gb iPod Touch with Wi-Fi
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Purchased - 2012

Features:-
•    4th Generation iPod Touch
•    3.5 in (89 mm) Display, 3:2 aspect ratio,
•    16,777,216-color (18-bit + FRC),
•    960 × 640 px at 326 ppi, 800:1 contrast ratio
•    Multi-touch display
•    Built in speaker & Microphone
•   Voice Control
•    3-axis accelerometer + Gyroscope
•    Ambient Light Sensor
•    800 MHz ARM Cortex A8 - Apple A4 - SoC
•    PowerVR SGX535 Graphics Processor
•    Front Facing VGA Camera for FaceTime
•    Rear Facing 720p video and 960 x 720 dpi photo camera
•     iOS 6.1


16Gb iPAD 3 with Wi-Fi
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Purchased - 2013


•    9.7 in (246 mm), 4:3 aspect ratio Display
•     2,048 × 1,536 px resolution at 264 ppi
•    16Gb Storage
•    1 GHz dual-core Apple A5X SoC
•    Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.1
•   Rear Facing - 080p HD (5 MP) still and video camera 30 fps and 5× digital zoom
•    Front Facing - VGA (0.3 MP) photos and video at up to 30 fps


iPhone 5S - Gold
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Purchased - 2014

Features:
•   Apple A7 Chip with 64 bit architecture
•   Apple M7 Motion Co-processor,
•   Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor,
•   4-inch (diagonal) Retina display @ 1136x640 resolution
•   Front Facing  -1.2MP photos (1280x960) & 720p HD Video
•   Rear Facing - 8MP with 1.5µ pixels & 1080p HD Video
•   iOS 7.





iPhone 6S - Gold
Purchased - 2015
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Features:

•Apple A9 1.85MHz ARM, dual-core 64 bit processor
•Apple M9 coprocessor
•2Gb RAM
•64Gb Flash RAM Storage
•4.7 inch Retina HD, backlit IPS LED
•1334 x 750 dpi + 3D Touch
•Rear Camera - 12 MP, IR Filter, 4K Video,
•Front Camera - 5MP 720p
•Mono Speaker and Stereo Audio Jack.

iPad Air 2 - Gold
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Purchased: 2015

•Apple A8X 1.3GHz Cyclone Dual-core Processor with 64-bit architecture
•Apple A8 motion co-processor
•2Gb RAM
•64 Gb Flash RAM Storage
•2048 x 1536 px (326 dpi) 4.3” Backlit LED Display
•Multi-touch Screen, Ambient Light Sensor,
•Gyroscope, accelerometer, digital compass and dual microphone.
•1.2MP Front Camera - 720p HD
•8MP Rear Camera - Autofocus, IR Filter, Face Detection, Video Stabilisation,
•WiFi (2.4 GHz & 5GHz) & Bluetooth 4.0


Samsung Galaxy s3 mini
Purchased - 2014
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Features:-
•Android Jellybean 4.1
•1GHz Dual Core Processor
•1Gb RAM
•Bluetooth
•Wi-Fi
•MicroSD
•Touch-Screen



iPad Mini 3
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Purchased: 2015

•Apple A7 1.3GHz Cyclone Dual-core Processor with 64-bit architecture
•Apple A7 motion co-processor
•1Gb RAM
•16 Gb Flash RAM Storage
•2048 x 1536 px (326 dpi) 4.3” Backlit LED Display
•Multi-touch Screen, Ambient Light Sensor,
•Gyroscope, accelerometer, digital compass and dual microphone.
•1.2MP Front Camera - 720p HD
•5MP Rear Camera - Autofocus, IR Filter, Face Detection, Video Stabilisation,
•WiFi (2.4 GHz & 5GHz) & Bluetooth 4.0









Other Computer Systems

2005
Before the release of the Intel Macintosh systems, i used my iBook for my main computer, and a Windows PC for any AutoCAD software i required. This is a photograph of my office c.2005, with a Flatbed scanner and the Intel Play Microscope.

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2007

Following the release of the Intel Range of Macs, i was able to lose the Windows PC and replace this with an Intel iMac running Parallels Desktop. The iBook was my mobile system, along with an iPod Classic.

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2009

My G3 iMac was recycled by my parents as the centre of their digital hub, along with a colour inkjet printer and a Dye sublimation photo printer. They have since upgraded to an Intel Mac Mini and the G3 has been donated to researchers in CIGMR who use PPC software for Genome analysis
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2009

Whilst building two PC’s at work, my office began to resemble a geeks paradise. At this time, I was using a HP Laptop with external display, an iMac as my main PC and two Windows XP systems for lab machines.

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2009 - 2014

At home, my system is based around the iMac, with my personal MacBook Pro. Two Airport Express systems form a Wi-Fi network which allows wireless printing and audio streaming.

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2010 - 2014
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My old iBook is now used to stream movies to my TV for family entertainment, with a local external hard drive to supplement its meagre storage.