K. J. Cheetham MPhys (hons) PhD CPhys MInstP MIET

My Computers



Mercury - Qotom Mini PC Q190G4N-S08

Intel Celeron J1900 (quad-core) @ 2.0GHz, 4GB PC3L-12800 DDR3L RAM
10W PSU
60GB OCZ Ability 3 SSD
Intel HD Graphics, 4x 10/100/1000 ethernet, 802.11b/g wifi
FreeBSD 10.x

- Firewall.


Venus - Fujitsu Esprimo PH300 Desktop

Intel Core i3-2120 (dual-core) @ 3.3GHz, 4GB PC3-10600 DDR3 RAM
D2990 with Intel H61 chipset, 300W PSU
1TB HDD, DVD+-RW/CD-RW
Intel HD Graphics 2000, Realtek ALC663, 10/100/1000 ethernet
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

- Family web browsing terminal with flash card reader.


Earth - Fujitsu LifeBook AH530 Laptop

Intel Core i3 380M (dual-core) @ 2.53GHz, 4GB PC3-8500 DDR3 RAM
4400 mAh Li-ion battery
500GB HDD, DVD+-RW/CD-RW
Intel HD integrated GPU, 15.6" TFT display, 10/100/1000 ethernet, 802.11b/g/n wifi, Bluetooth
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

- Family laptop, with webcam, 4in1 card reader and HDMI output.


Mars - Amazon Echo Dot

Texas Instrument DM3725, 256MB LPDDR RAM
Mini USB power port
4GB Samsung eMMC Flash, 7 microphones, 3.5mm audio jack, 802.11a/b/g/n wifi with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0
Alexa

- Smart device, with Echo Spatial Perception (ESP) technology.


Jupiter - Aspire XC-105 Desktop

AMD A4-5000 (quad-core) @ 1.5GHz, 4GB DDR3 RAM
Generic PSU
500GB HDD, DL DVD+-RW
AMD Radeon HD 8330, Onboard sound, 10/100/1000 ethernet
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

- Remote Windows workstation.


Saturn - Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower (aka The Beast)

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (Zen 2 - 6 cores, 12 threads) @ 4.2GHz, 16GB PC4-25600 DDR4 Corsair Vengeance LPX Black RAM
ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F Gaming, Corsair CX600M 600W PSU
960GB Corsair MP510 PCIe M.2 SSD, 500GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD, 64GB OCZ Agility 4 SDD, 500GB WD Green HDD (External), DL DVD+-RW/CD-RW
MSI GeForce GTX 970 (Twin Frozr V) - 4GB, Onboard SupremeFX S1220A, 10/100/1000 ethernet
Chassis fans: 2x 200mm Cooler Master (front and side, in), 2x 200mm Cooler Master (top, out), 1x 150mm Cooler Master (back, out), Corsair Hydro H100i RGB Platinum (CPU)
Mircosoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

- Gaming rig, featuring Logitech X-540 5.1 speakers, and supporting USB Type-C.


Uranus -

- Retired


Neptune - Antec P280 - Performance One Series

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G (Zen - 4 cores, 8 threads) @ 3.6GHz, 8GB PC4-21333 DDR4 Corsair Vengeance LPX RAM
MSI B450 Tomahawk with AMD B450 chipset, Corsair CP-9020072-UK Platinum Series HX750i 750W PSU
128GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD, 4x 3TB WD Red HDDs (RAID10), 6TB Seagate HDD (Backup), DVD+-RW/CD-RW
Radeon RX Vega 11, MSI Audio Boost (7.1 channel), Realtek 8111H Gigabit ethernet
Chassis fans: 2x 120mm Noctua NF-S12B Redux 1200 PWM fans (front, in), 2x 120mm Antec 2-speed fans (back and top, out), 1x Noctua NF-F12 120mm fan (CPU)
Debian 9 (stretch)

- Primary file server, with an APC Back-UPS ES 700 uninterruptible power supply.


Pluto - Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

ARM Cortex-A57 (quad-core) @ 1.9GHz + Cortex-A53 (quad-core) @ 1.3GHz (big.LITTLE), 3GB DDR RAM
5870 mAh Li-ion battery
32GB SSD + 16GB Micro SD memory card
ARM Mali T760MP6 @ 700MHz, 9.7" Super AMOLED display, 801.11b/g/n/ac wifi, Bluetooth 4.1
Android 6.0 (Marshmellow)

- Tablet, with digital compass, proximity and ambient light sensors, accelerometer, and 8MP and 2.1MP cameras.


Phoebe - Apple iPhone 8 (Space Gray)

Hexa-core (2x Monsoon @ 2.39GHz + 4x Mistral), 2GB LPDDR4X RAM
Apple A11 Bionic, 1821 mAh Li-Po battery
64GB SSD
Apple GPU, 4.7" Retina HD display, 801.11a/b/g/n/ac wifi, Bluetooth 5.0, quad-band GSM, HSDPA, LTE, NFC
Apple iOS 13

- Primary mobile device, with gyroscope, accelerometer, digital compass, proximity sensor, light sensor, Touch ID fingerprint reader, and 12MP f/1.8 and 7MP f/2.2 cameras.


Closing remarks

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
-- Emo Philips