The current stable includes three machines:
- Toshiba M200
– Pentium M 1.6 1.5 MB RAM 60 gig 7200 RPM Drive
- Toshiba M200
– Pentium M 1.6 1.0 MB RAM 60 gig 7200 RPM Drive
- HP TC1100
– Pentium M 1.0 1.0 MB RAM 60 gig 5400 RPM Drive
The TC1100 is a brilliant carry-it-everywhere solution for me (in slate mode). The M200 is terrific as a desktop replacement. I take both when doing lectures and presentations (more about that in another entry).
Recently I had a chance to pick up a second M200 at a good price so I did. One of the challenges I was having (and admittedly this was not serious) was that I considered both the TC1100 and the M200 as “production” machines. That is, I used both for what I considered to be mission critical applications. Adding a new machine gave me a non-production environment I could use as a sandbox for development.
Chronology of Acquisition
- February Toshiba M200
- April Compaq TC1000 (sold)
- March Toshiba M200
- December HP TC 1100 (traded in one TC1000)
- September Compaq TC1000 (traded in Toshiba M3500)
- September Toshiba M3500
- August Compaq TC1000
Other Pen Enabled Technologies
Wacom Tablet (3×5)
IBM TransNote (2)
There are enough servers and desktop machines in my seldom (anymore) used office to create a noise-floor of nearly 70 dB. According to a recent TV advertisement, this is louder than a pickup truck on a highway. When I’m in there I have to wear my noise cancelling headphones just to retain my sanity.