August 11th, 2006


Computer profile: Tulkas

Name: Tulkas
At a glance: Dell Dimension XPS D300 desktop PC, 300MHz Pentium II / 512Mb RAM / 8Gb HD & 40GB HD / 1600x1200 / Pioneer CD-RW / 802.11b WiFi
Etymology: Orignally named Eönwë after the mightest warrior of the Maiar in J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium, later renamed Tulkas (c. 2003) according to my Vala/Maia naming scheme. Tulkas, or Astaldo the Valiant, was the "youngest" and boldest warrior among the Valar.


Date of acquisition: January, 1998
Source: Dell Home Direct
Original cost: about $2900 with 3-year warranty
Total cost to date, including upgrades: about $3300
Current user: my mom, primarily for web applications

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