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#1 Scorbing

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 20:09

My very, very first was a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model III. My second one was a ColecoVision ADAM.

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#2 firey

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 20:10

Commodore 64.. all we had for it was games. I was like 4 or 5 when we got it.

#3 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 20:15

Laser 386

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#4 Zumiiiiii

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 20:20

First computer we had was BBC Model B

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#5 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 20:21

First ZX Speccy.

#6 OP Scorbing

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 20:23

FACT: A TRS-80 Model III computer cost $2500.00 !!!!!!!

The Model I combined the mainboard and keyboard into one unit, in what was to be a common case design trend throughout the 8-bit microcomputer era, although it had a separate power supply unit. It used a Zilog Z80 processor clocked at 1.77 MHz (later models were shipped with a Z80A). The basic model originally shipped with 4 KB of RAM, and later 16 KB.

#7 togermano

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 20:24

Pentium 133mhz windows 95 32mb of ram...Still have it and it works good

#8 sg4me

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 20:26

Mine was an Apple IIc with both monochrome and color monitors. Must have been in 1985.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 20:29

First personal computer I've owned myself: 486 DX 33 MHz, 8 MB RAM, 170 MB Conner HDD, 5.25" and 3.5" floppy drives, 14" monitor. Bought in June 1993.

First personal computer my dad owned and let me use:

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#10 Thrackerzod

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 20:31

I never had one as a kid, too expensive and I didn't really have much interest in them back then. Game consoles like my ColecoVision were more my thing. The first computer I remember using was the TRS-80 and later the Apple II at school. Sometimes they would let us play TRS Invaders on them.

The first PC I ever owned was a Compaq Presario 4640 with a Pentium II 266 and one of those new DVD-ROM drives. I still remember picking it out at Sears and getting it home to unpack it; so exciting. Over time though I learned that upgrading it was basically not an option however and it was the very last OEM PC I ever bought. I've built my own since then but I still have very fond memories of it.

#11 BigDavy

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 20:32

Sinclair Spectrum - started with the modest 16Kb version:

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 20:39

Pentium MMX 166Mhz
32MB RAM
1.96GB HDD
1 MB Graphical memory
Yamaha sound board

Great machine!

#13 Mark

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 20:41

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I had the green monochrome monitor version.

Amstrad CPC464

First real PC:

Windows 3.1.1 for workgroups and dos 6 point something
486dx2 66mhz (with turbo on!)
8mb RAM
2mb video card
600mb hard drive
CD-ROM drive!
14" CRT display maxing at 1024x768 (but only with 16bit colour :o)

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 20:43

Commodore C16 - we went through 3 of them and many QuickShot joysticks over FireAnt and The Chip Factory.

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#15 Steve B.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 20:44

First one I owned was a Dell Dimension 9100, first I bought myself was my current XPS 8500.