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      03-17-2007, 05:33 PM   #23
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My first computer I owned was a Vic-20. I got the memory expander card as well and played with it a lot.

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      03-17-2007, 10:47 PM   #24
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The first computer I ever touched was a Commodore PET.
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      03-17-2007, 10:57 PM   #25
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I built the first pc I actually owned.. athlon 700, 512 mb ram, voodoo 5 5500 agp card. I thought it was really awesome at the time.
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      03-18-2007, 10:53 AM   #26
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The first computer I ever touched was a Commodore PET.
First one I touched (and programmed) was an NCR50. It had two 18" disk packs and was programmed using punchcards with the Hollerith code. Now THAT's being ancient.

My first personal computer was an Olivetti PC-clone with an Intell 8086 processor at 4.77 MHZ (yes, MEGA), 256KB of RAM, two 5" floppy drives (no hard drive). I paid extra for the color monitor and for extra RAM to 640KB. For $600 I later upgraded to a Seagate 238 harddrive with 20MB of storage but using a RLL controller got over 30MB.
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      03-19-2007, 07:22 PM   #27
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Ha! I love this question.

Mine was a TI 99/4a. Circa 1982. I was a kid and had to save up the $100 to buy it. Unfortunately, I sold it about 5 years later for $20. So a couple years ago, I found one "mint" on eBay and bought it. Guess how much I paid?

Yep, you guessed it. $100. :-)
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      03-19-2007, 08:10 PM   #28
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pentium 1 junk lol
i remember paying over 3 grand for that hahaha
i think it was 12 years ago when i was in first grade.
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      03-19-2007, 08:18 PM   #29
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I have you all beat. 1983. A Sinclair Spectrum.

First PC was a home built thing - sometime around 1992: 486-66 with 8Mb RAM, 1Mb Video card (ISA) big and small floppies, 240Mb Hd, 15" monitor. Cost me $1800! No sound, no CDROM, no modem.
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      03-19-2007, 10:13 PM   #30
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Apple 2e, remember Oregon Trail, and Fraction Crunchers.

oh cripes, Oregon Trail was like 4th grade for me, lol!
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      03-20-2007, 08:20 AM   #31
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I remember Oregon Trail and all those from when i was in elementary school, around 4th or 5th grade we had sim city on the only mac my school had other than the office computers (i was one of the ones in the gifted program, not sure what happened to my brain but anyway), the first computer i actually owned was in '94 or '95, it was a compaq pentium 100 with a 1.6 gig hd, 16 megs of ram, and a 4(?) meg video card. Thing was hot sh!t back then......
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I have you all beat. 1983. A Sinclair Spectrum.

First PC was a home built thing - sometime around 1992: 486-66 with 8Mb RAM, 1Mb Video card (ISA) big and small floppies, 240Mb Hd, 15" monitor. Cost me $1800! No sound, no CDROM, no modem.


Mine was a DX2-66 - did you have a TURBO button? When i pushed the button, the speed doubled from 33mhz to 66mhz. Happy Days.
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and then IBM PC came out. I ended up with an IBM PC with 64K. Then upgrade to 256K with dual drives. I was in heaven then running Wordstar and Lotus 123.

Anyone remember AST, Hercules graphic card
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      03-20-2007, 11:21 AM   #34
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1980 TRS-80 (Trash 80) Model III. 16K, cassette recorder, no disk drive. I was 11 years old. I talked my parents into it after playing with a Model I at summer camp. Compuserve was a dial-up service that had live chat rooms and very limited games. I think it became Netscape.

A couple years later I had it upgraded to 32K, for about $150!
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As a follow on to the Model I, in July 1980 Tandy released the Model III, a more integrated and much improved Model I. The improvements of the Model III included built-in lower case, a better keyboard, and a faster (2.03 MHz) Z-80 processor. With the introduction of the Model III, Model I production was eventually discontinued as the Model I's did not comply with new FCC regulations regarding radio interference. In fact, the Model I's radiated so much RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) that many game companies made their games so you could put an AM radio next to the computer and use the interference to get sounds. The TRS-80 Model III also came with the option of integrated disk drives.
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Apple II+. I feel old.
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      03-20-2007, 12:47 PM   #36
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I still have my Osbonrne portable with dual floppy drives.
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