Every collector has a whishlist, and so do I. Here’s some machines that I’m looking for.
- SGI Workstations: Indy (acquired 2017), Octane 2 (acquired 2017), SGI 230 (acquired 2019), SGI 320, Indigo 2 (Aqcuired 2021), O2 and Fuel
- Next Station and Next Cube
- Original IBM PC, PC-XT and PC-AT, PS/2 generations
- IBM PC Portable (acquired 2018/09)
- Sharp PC-3000 / PC-3100
- NEC ProSpeed CSX
- The Poqet PC (not to be mistaken with the later Windows CE Pocket PC)
- IBM Thinkpads of the early 90s era
- Sony PictureBook (acquired 2020)
- Any sort of Ultra Mobile Computers, like Toshiba Libretto (acquired 2018)
- Late 2000s Netbook devices: HP Mini, Sony Vaio VPC-W21C7, Dell Inspiron Mini
- Compaq Portable 386 (acquired 2021), Compaq STE (acquired 2021), Compaq Portable 486
- HP 110 & 110 Plus
- Toshiba T1100, T10, Portege, Libreto W100
- Generally, portable computers of the 80s and early to mid-90s era
- Apple: Mac Cube, Original iMac G3 (aqcuired 2021), Apple PowerBooks of 90s era, and the modern post-90s iBook/PowerBook/MacBook generations (some aqcuired 2021)
- CP/M machines, like Kaypro 2/4, Osborne 1, or the CP/M cartridge for the C64, Altair 8800
Also, I’m looking out for specific replacements parts for current machines in the collection, see the actual pages for details.
Well, yes, the list is long.
If you like to donate something, please go by this premise:
- Is the object still working and in somewhat good shape (lest some minor scuffs and marks, given the age, yes, that’s totally ok)
- If you don’t think about the age, would *YOU* still use the device (because you wouldn’t, if it is totally broken or torn aparat)
- Is it some +/- 40 years to +/- 10 years old (younger maybe ok, but that really needs to be a very special device of it’s own kind … I’m not looking for the 10-gazillionth Dell Latitude everyday-notebook from 2014 …)
- And yes, I do also look for components of all kinds …
- If you are thinking to ask me lots of $$$$: Don’t even bother asking me, sorry. I can’t really spend a fortune on acquisition. So if you want to strike a good deal, you’re better off selling it on eBay then. Free is appreciated, small symbolic price may be ok, depending on what it is and the overall condition.
- If you have something to donate, I’m happy to organize transport, or pay for shipping expenses.