Friday, January 31, 2014

What I Use- February 2014

It is the first of a new month, and you know what that means! The monthly 'What I Use' is finally here! This time I am writing this from home, so pictures and detailed specs will be included.

Main Computer- Custom built desktop-
The insides of my very dusty desktop

  • Intel® Core i7 CPU   965 @ 3.20 GHz 3.18 GHz
  • 12.0 GB DDR3? RAM
  • ATI Radeon HD 4800 series
  • 465 GB HDD
  • 465 GB HDD (not a typo, I have two)
  • 1.86GB external USB drive
  • 954MB external USB drive
  • 2.70TB network drive
  • 32GB external USB drive
  • ViewSonic® VA1912wb 19 monitor 19" viewable widescreen with 1440x900 resolution 
  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
Changes from January 2014:
The only change I made, hardware-wise, to the main rig is that I added another 500 GB HDD.
Software wise, I added a Mac OSX 10.8.5 OS on Virtual Box.

Future planned upgrades:
  • I am going to upgrade the memory to 16GB of RAM
  • I should really upgrade the monitor.
  • The computer currently has an issue booting external OS's (Ubuntu), which I really should fix
Portable Computer- Lenovo Carbon X1 Touch Ultrabook-
My laptop, currently booted onto Ubuntu

  • Intel Core i5-3427U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.80 GHz)
  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
  • 14.0" MultiTouch Premium HD+ (1600x900) LED Backlit Display
  • 720p HD Camera
  • 4 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 128 GB Solid State Drive
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Multi touch touchscreen
Changes from January 2014:
There are no hardware upgrades to this, and no planned upgrades until Summer of 2016.
Software-wise, I put Ubuntu 13.10 on an external USB drive for this, and I will upgrade it to 14.04 once it release in April

Phone- HTC 8X (Windows Phone)-

My Phone and initial start screen
  • 1.5 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16 GB storage space
  • Windows Phone 8 Developer GDR3 on T-Mobile.
No hardware upgrades or software upgrades since last time.

Gaming- I use two devices as my dedicated gaming consoles.
The Xbox Duality

1) Xbox 360 Model S-
  • 3.2 GHz tri-core xenon CPU
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 150 GB HDD
  • Xbox 360 OS v2.0.16547.0
2) Xbox Original-
  • 733 MHz Intel Pentium III Coppermine processor
  • 10GB HDD
  • WinNT based Xbox OS
Games I have received since last time are:
  • Shoot Many Robots- It's rather fun from the short amount I've played of it.
  • Sleeping Dogs- I don't think I am even finished with the tutorial sequence yet.
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light- I haven't gotten a chance to play this either. Maybe next weekend.
Nook Color-

  • 4000 mAh battery
  • 800 MHz ARM Cortex-A8 based TI OMAP3621 (single core)
  • 8GB internal storage
  • 16 GB MicroSD
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 7-inch 1024 x 600
  • Android 4.2.2 with Cyanogen Mod
I actually haven't even turned the tablet on since last month. I honestly don't have a use for an Android Tablet other than testing for Kerinova.

MP3 Players-

1)Samsung Galaxy Y-
  • 1200 mAh battery
  • 832 MHz Broadcom ARMv6 CPU (single core)
  • 194 MB internal storage
  • 16GB Micro SD
  • 384 MB RAM
  • 3 inch 240×320 pixels
  • 2 MP camera
  • Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread
2) Unnamed MP3 player- Unknown specs, screen-less.

The unnamed one is new since last time. I received it as a Christmas present from Sebastian. It works very well in that it is miniscule and doesn't have a screen, so I am able to sleep to it's music much easier than the Galaxy Y.
The Galaxy Y has received no changes, other than song additions.

New songs since last time- Vector Nine OST, and Dignity Ark
Other Devices

The miniscule Raspberry Pi

  • Raspberry Pi Model B-

    • 700 MHz CPU
    • 512MB RAM
    • 8GB SD
    • RaspbianOS
    No changes since last time.

  • Desktop #2-

  • Yeah, I need a better camera.

    • Intel Celeron 2.20 GHz single core
    • 1.5GB DDR SDRAM
    • 160 GB HD
    • 40GB HD
    • No GPU
    • Soundcard, but I don't want to look to find it's name. Just remain in awe that I still use a computer with a soundcard, just to have audio work.
    • HP Compaq LA1951G 19" 1280 x 1024 monitor
    • Xubuntu 13.04
    No, I didn't change from a Pentium to Celeron, I just made a mistake last time.
    No changes from last time.
    I plan to skip 13.10 and go straight to Xubuntu 14.04 LTS in April.

    • IDE: Visual Studio Ultimate 2010, Visual Studio Ultimate 2013, Xamarin Studio, and MonoDevelop
    • Art: Graphics Gale Full, Paint.NET, 3DS Max, Tile Studio
    • Sound Effects: BFXR
    • Voice Acting: Melodyne
    • OS: So many: Ubuntu 13.04, Windows 8.1 Pro 64, Windows Phone 8 GDR3, Android 2.3.6, Android 4.2.2, and more to come next month, and into 2014. Namely, I plan on getting updated Ubuntu, Updated Android, a Nexus 7 (2014), and other OS updates.
    • Web Browser: Internet Explorer 11 mainly, but IE10, Chrome, Chromium, and Firefox on my other devices.
    I added more IDE's since last time, and I got a new drawing program: Tile Studio.

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