<- me and my new laptop
@anna gods that was me and tabby
i never thought i could be so actually enamored by a 2007 dual-core laptop
@mavica With my Dell laptop I had a period of happiness but it wasn't as honeymoon-y as with my ThinkPad.
@anna i feel like tabby being a thinkpad is just a sort of ... like, "and also,"
a lot of people when i talk about how much i enjoy using tabby they go "yeah thinkpads are great" and like, i can agree, but that's not the reason why i like her so much
it's the form factor, it's the vintage, it's the fact i can draw on the screen... just overall one of the most fun computing experiences i've had in a while outside of collectible computers that aren't useful for daily work
@mavica Is she one of those old style convertibles? Those are beautiful!
@mavica It definitely looks well cared for!
@anna i got SUPER LUCKY with the ebay listing i got her from, she was in pretty much pristine condition other than missing ] keycap (but the switch is there so it's still easy to press) and the trackpoint nub (which i bought a replacement for)
i bought her used in 2017 and had a friend help me import her from US, i expected her to work as strictly a drawing tablet but it handles modern tasks well enough that it replaced my then i5 laptop as a daily work laptop, the i5 is now a home server
@mavica Oh, I see the missing key now! When was she manufactured?
@anna 2007, she's 12 years old!
@anna she's a 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo that came standard with 2GB RAM but i upgraded to 4, and also bought a new battery for her so i can actually use her untethered for a reasonable amount of time
the seller was kind enough to also send the dock (which contains the optical drive) with her, though locked and without a key...
... well, i have my ways around that 😅
@mavica She looks so pretty! I really really want to start my own hardware collection one day. I admire yours! I've seen so little of it but it looks pretty awesome.