There’s not much to say about an IBM laptop β€” even one that’s made by IBM. Black, portable, provided by work at no cost to myself, it gets the job done.

A Pentium III, 256M of RAM, 10G of disk. I think there are two dud pixels on the LCD, glowing like little red eyes from the black background. There also seems to be a CMOS problem, since most of the time after I turn it off, when it comes back on again I have to reset the time and date.

Operating system wise, it used to run Windows 2000 but is currently running Windows XP, except for when I boot it into Plan9.