Computer NameYear ReleasedYear Aquired"Review"
Dell Dimension XPS T450 1999 2000 Folks got this when I was a baby, but it didn't formally become mine until 2009. It's a fine machine for any type of DOS gaming. My model even has an FM sound card installed (aside from the PC speakers and digital audio yada yada)! I got exposed to a lot of technologies on this machine. I remember I used to do stop motion animations in monkeyjam, 3D renderings in Anim8or, HTML in notepad++ and more. I used to go on the machine below and download stuff from Atariage onto a flash drive, CD, or floppy and put it on this since it didn't have any internet access. Oh boy those were the days. Back when movie maker would take 12 hours to render my videos since I didn't know what compression was. UPDATE Sept 29, 2022: The hard drive died. Buying new sound card, graphics card, and SSD. This is gonna be a good project. Update May 28, 2023: it was a good project. I the soundcard I bought for it ended up being identical to the one that was already installed. Kinda annoying. I want an opl4 board!!!
Dell Inspiron 1300 2003? 2003 Ummmmmmm it's just as good as the machine above for retro gaming if only my fucking motherboard wasn't ass. Became mine in 2012.
Sony Vaio? idk tbh 2009? 201? The family laptop. It was cool when it came out buuuuut, it's not worth it. Update Sept 29, 2022: RAM upgrade? It's kind of fun to upgrade these old computers..
Dell Latitude XPI CD 1997 2010 My first laptop. I actually use it fairly often. It's nice for doing Windows 9X and DOS stuff. Not reccomended for doing any gaming/processor intensive software after 1996 tho. It's also fat ass, so lugging it around might be a pain.
Apple Ipad 2010 2010 That was a good Christmas. Did most of my childhood youtubing on here as a child, good times. At the moment, the photo gallery chocked full of photos and screenshots of retro computer and gaming hardware, lego ninjago screencaps, lego animations impored off my 3ds SD card, and flipnote hatena memes. Update Sept 29, 2022: Getting new battery.
Asus a35u 2012 2012 My first non-hand me down. It was fucking amazing. Fast CPU, did everything I needed it to, ran all the games, video editing, everything bro. This laptop was my world.... until the RAM and Hard drives failed, putting me into mayday mode. Update Sept 29, 2022: Best Buy did a full repair and now it runs better than everything else I own. Good computer, it's what powers my microblog webpage.
HP Compaq 2710p 2008? 2015 MAYDAYMAYDAY this was my daily driver after my Asus child died [all through tenth grade]. It is GREAT for drawing and doing graphics work, but it's not suited for such heavy use. It took quite a beating when I was using it, and now it only turns on when I squeeze it and hold it upside down. Runs Windows Vista. Update Sept 29, 2022: Hard drive sectors are beginning to corrupt, and the rubber on the bottom is melting and sticking to everything it touches! Gross!
Apple Imac G3 2000 2015 Gift from a teacher. I mean it's cute but.. it's a Mac. Most of my workflow and development and everything I do is done on the Windows platforms. I mean I do use a Mac at work but... it's kind of whack. Mac OS 9 don't even have a unix shell... I know I CAN upgrade it to some flavor of Mac OSX, but it isn't really worth it to me. The hard drive is kinda small, and idk. It's too clunky for me to be using it for anything aside novelty. Now that I'm in college, it honeslty just collects dust in my bedroom at home. Whenever we have overnight guests, they stay in my room and see it and say wow nice computer. That's all Apple is to me really. Wow nice computer. Update Feb 14 2024: The hard drive is beginning to fail. Will need to get the compactflash solution out at some point.
Lenovo Ideapad 300 2016 2017 The replacement. It was pretty hot, but it was VERY BIG AND VERY CLUNKY AND VERY LOUD!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHH!! Somebody ended up dropping it(it still works but it wasn't worth getting fixed, the screen and chassis is so fucked up that it would proabably fall apart while I'm using it), putting me back into mayday mode. Update Sept 29, 2022: This is not a bad computer, plan on getting it redone like my asus.
TRS 80 Model 100 1983 2017 My BASIC machine. It would've been better If the seller told me that none of the ports work tho. UPDATE Dec 31, 2023: The ports do work! I bought an original cable and everything works as it should :D
HP Envy x360 2017 2017 The replacement. Everybody always asking me where u get that how much what are the specs. Like boiii you only like it cause it look like a mac. I only got it bc it was 100 dollars less than the one I was about to get. It's a good machine for doing video editing, office work, and very light gaming. It scuffs up very easily and gets loud sometimes (fans). I normally don't reccomend it, as I'd probably go for a different machine if I had the chance. I'm actually typing this article on it. Update Sept 29, 2022: Needs more RAM.
PowerSpec Desktop BIGASS (g701) 2018 2018 I saved for this for over a year. This the holy grail. This is it. This is what will get us to the moon gentlemen. PubG Ultraeverything nolag. Anything u got will run on this motherfucker. Shit, I even got it outfitted with Windows Mixed Reality and dual monitor??? Boiiiiiiiiii. My ONLY regert is that it does not support bluetooth, but that was nothing a dongle couldnt fix. The entire setup ended up costing less than 1500 USD. I reccomend this machine, I bought it to have something to power me through college and hopefully through the 2020s. But we'll see. Update Sept 29, 2022: Needs more RAM, might get a new graphics card since crypto crashed.
TRS 80 Model 4 1983 2019 My high school gave this to me. The floppy drive is so bad it fried all my discs... I barely use it, but I've kept it in really good shape ever since I got it. Update Sept 29, 2022: I'm certain that the caps need to be replaced. Last time i used it i smelled something burning. Update Feb 14, 2024: I've since replaced the power supply and it works better than ever! I have a hard drive kit too, but did not install it yet.
Zipit Z2 2007 2017 A nifty little chat gadget from the olden days. I got this one modded with linux. It was really neat when I owned it, but it no longer functions and I don't know where it is. Great for playing text adventures on telehack.
MangoPi MQ Pro 2021 2023 I been wanting to do some RISC-V programming lately. It's pretty neat, the built in wifi is very very useful.
Book 8088 2023 2023 Although it could be better, the Book 8088 is a welcome addition to my computing repitorie. I really love the fact that it's an MS-DOS laptop, and through working with it I've realized that I do not like CGA. It also made me realize that IBM was not bringing their A game when they decided to force devs to do software rendering for their games. extremely uncool IBM. Odd quirks like the non function al OPL3 chip, the lack of EGA or VGA support, and silly little problems, this is an awsome machine. I really love having a portable PC XT availible so I can test ideas quickly in a really limited envioronment. If they make an MSX version of this it's an instant buy for me.
NEC PC 8001 1979 2023 It's on its way. Will update when it arrives. UPDATE APRIL FIRST, 2024: So like uhhh I kinda fucked up. I realized way too late that none of my monitors support the 24khz video mode that the PC-8001 requires. Oopsie!! Doi!! Ughhh so annoying, though I should have expected this. I suppose I need to figure out what the next steps are... UPDATE MAY 20 2024: It's since arrived and it works!! I probably need to do some cleanup to it tho. Here's a knowledge dump I started working on this page.
Famicom + Family BASIC v2.1 1984 2022 (main unit), 2024 (keyboard+BASIC) Always wanted this. Tinkering with BASIC on here is fun and convinient (the famicom + BASIC and Keyboard fits into my home battle station quite well).
Sharp SM-B-80TE 1977 2024 There may be an unarchived ROM chip on this thing. I'll have to figure out that part when it arrives!

Machines Wanted


Desktop MSX Model with detatachable Keyboard

FM Towns

Sol 20

Apple iie

Sharp X1

Sharp X68000 (the one with the 3 inch disks)

All the Sharp MZ models honestly. Just all of them. All the X1 Models too fuck it.

NEC PC-8001 mkII + SR Model

Fujitsu FM-7

Computer Graveyard

HP 200LX 1997 2018 This was a mistake. Came in really bad shape and it barely works. Do not reccomend this computer unless you can get it in basically new condition for under 100 dollars. more info here Update Sept 29, 2022: Probably lost. Update May 28 2023: I think I threw it out.
Raspberry Pi Model B (original) 2011 2014 Yeah, I bought one. Didn't everybody? Update Sept 29, 2022: yeah i have no idea where this is. Update Feb 14 2024: Probably lost in a move.