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A collection of information about PCs - at this stage only the 'common or garden type' of x86 PCs are covered.
|DIN and Mini-DIN||Includes AT style keyboard, AT to Mini-DIN, Serial Mouse, Serial to PS/2 (Mini-DIN) mouse. Pretty much all legacy stuff these days. USB rules.|
|LANs||From 10base-T to the nose-bleedingly fast 10GBase-T.|
|Monitors, Video, Multi-Media||Pinouts and descriptions. Includes VGA (15 & 9 pin), CGA, EGA (9 pin), DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort and Thunderbolt.|
|printer port||The Legacy IBM DB25 printer port pin-out.|
|DB9 Serial||Big section on DB9/25 RS232 serial port pin-outs.|
|Centronics||The standard (!) Centronic printer pin-out. If anyone is old enough to remember.|
|USB & Firewire||The serial external interfaces - USB 1.1, 2.0, 3.0 and Firewire (IEEE 1394).|
|Interfaces||For reasons of cost (and size), the PC, laptop, tablet, phablet, slate, phone (and anything else which is rectangualr with rounded corners). This page lists and compares various PC interfaces, characteristics and speeds - covers SCSI, SATA, USB 2.0, 3.0, Ethernet, DVI, Thunderbolt and a bunch of other stuff.|
|Screen Resolutions||PC and TV screen resolutions. Covers aspect ratios, bandwidth requirements and refresh/frame rates. More dots per second than you can shake a stick at, but fast, my goodness, fast.|
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