Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th Apr 2008 16:29 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Every now and then, a computer comes along that makes a mark, that sets a trend, or that simply stuns you - but not because of its internals, its processor or its software, but because of its appearance. Through the history of computing, there have been a number of computers that were actually designed to appeal not just because of raw technology alone, but also because of stunning looks. Read on for a countdown of my ten most beautiful computers.
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RE[3]: Comment by biffuz
by hobgoblin on Mon 14th Apr 2008 15:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by biffuz"
hobgoblin
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2005-07-06

and it was incredibly subtle to, as the socket was standard. but when i inserted ram that had worked perfectly in a home built system, it would fail to boot...

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RE[4]: Comment by biffuz
by biffuz on Mon 14th Apr 2008 17:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by biffuz"
biffuz Member since:
2006-03-27

and it was incredibly subtle to, as the socket was standard. but when i inserted ram that had worked perfectly in a home built system, it would fail to boot...


Yes, they used the same processors, sockets, chipsets, and memory chips, BUT they accept only _their_ modules. I suspect they just used a different pinout (read: an excuse to make sure you buy the modules from them).

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RE[5]: Comment by biffuz
by hobgoblin on Mon 14th Apr 2008 19:30 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by biffuz"
hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

and thats the reason why im wary againt buying brand name computers, even if the practice is no more.

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