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2.5GHz i5 x 4 cores 2.0 GHz G5 x 2 CPUs 2.3 GHz G5 x 2 cores
4GB DDR3 4GB DDR 7.5GB DDR2
512MB video RAM 256MB video RAM 256MB video RAM
Intel HD4000 PCIe Radeon 9600 AGP GeForce 6600 PCIe
500GB SATA 200GB SATA 500GB SATA
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Mfgd. mid-2012 mid-2004 late 2005
xjas wrote:Here's another one of my oddball finds. Full-size 'ergonomic' keyboard with a large-DIN AT connector.
No make or manufacturing date on it anywhere but it has the dumb "windows" keys so must be mid~late '90s if not newer... I don't remember when the 'ergonomic' design got popular but pretty sure full-AT connectors were well on their way out by the time win95 rolled around.
Surprisingly not-gross by used keyboard standards, aside from the thumb smudge on the space bar (which I suspect is brake dust... Maybe this was used in a garage?) Was priced $3.00 at a nearby op shop but I walked in on "half-price *everything* day" so $1.50 it was. Grabbed it for my 386.
(On that note, why are keyboards without the stupid, useless "windows" & "macro" keys completely extinct these days? Nobody used or wanted those keys, ever. I understand the old ones are probably mostly long gone, but why can't one of the retro-minded manufacturers make a new one? I don't want a cutesy penguin or something else there either, I simply don't want a key in that location! Argh!)
xjas wrote:(On that note, why are keyboards without the stupid, useless "windows" & "macro" keys completely extinct these days? Nobody used or wanted those keys, ever.
SpidersWeb wrote:TheM - WIndows 10 adds to that again with multiple desktops, CTRL+START+D to spawn a new instance, then CTRL+START+LEFT and RIGHT to flick between them. I find it incredibly handy for work because for each type of job I'll have 3-5 applications open and ALT+TAB between them - multiple desktops means I can set each up so when I press ALT+TAB, I'm only seeing relevant windows to the current task. Also it looks really neat when it swipes across
I've picked up a few of these little gems myself - all gratis and in working order. I still use the best spec-ed one daily, though its optical drive is a bit dodgy. I plan to upgrade one by doing the Mac Mini conversion, retaining the monitor and extending all connectors to out to the side.
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