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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby oeuvre » 2018-2-01 @ 13:43

hey... that's not an HP! :P
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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby Radical Vision » 2018-2-01 @ 15:40

He will slap on all PB logos HP ones, and tadaaa he will have "HP"....... :dead: :dead: :dead: :dead:
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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby xjas » 2018-2-03 @ 23:46

Recently I've been getting a ton of mileage out of this cute TouchSmart tm2 convertible laptop. I've actually had it since ~2011 but it never quite made it into daily driver service. It has a swivel screen that folds down into a tablet or turns around 360 degrees. I've been using it with a wireless keyboard as a sort of retro-style portable desktop. It's kind of bulky & awkward as a tablet though.

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The touchscreen is done by Wacom and accepts both the stylus (which has a nice little storage pocket built into the base) and pokey-finger input. I've been drawing/painting with it using Krita which is really fun, and the OS I'm running has a pop-up touch keyboard which is fine in a pinch.

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It also has about a billion times better speakers than my Macbook Pro and a bunch of extra connectivity over that - built-in VGA & HDMI outs, a wired ethernet port, more USB ports and a card reader. Great little machine.

Unfortunately HP got all the details right and then skimped out on the horsepower - the 800/1300MHz Core 2 Duo SU7300 & Intel GM45 won't win any bench races, but it works well enough. At least it has 4GB DDR3 (which I can probably upgrade but haven't gotten around to.)

Annoyingly it was sitting on a shelf for about 10 months before I got it out again. Now the battery absolutely refuses to take a charge or power the thing. It was completely fine when I was using it regularly in 2016 and probably has less than 200 cycles on it total. (I suspect it's still fine but a control chip fault or something has disabled it!) Anyone else had this problem? No battery calibration options in the BIOS like newer laptops that I can find. I'd love to figure out how to fix it.
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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby Jed118 » 2018-2-06 @ 04:01

I've got this maxed-out 4Mb 200LX in excellent condition, complete with the original plastic bag (and manual, somewhere, my spare room is a mess now due to 4 projects on the go at once).

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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby kubino » 2019-2-13 @ 11:19

Just picked up Omnibook 5700CT in very poor visual condition. Lot of broken plastic but it's working fine. Hopefully I'll find other for pats:

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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-2-13 @ 20:10

Pizza Box HP 9000 712
( Pizza Bianca )
Upgraded with dual 4gb. SCSi hard-drives and max ram.
HPUX 10.20 and external SCSI CDROM.

# swinstall ( Baby ! )
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Re: Show me your HP!

Postby Jed118 » 2019-2-15 @ 05:25

Here's my Vectra 4/33 upgraded to DX2/50, 128k cache, and 12Mb RAM

The power switch panel was also retrobrighted so it matches the rest of the system.

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