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#136 +Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 16:56

Tatung 80286, (bought in the '80's) vga graphics ms dos 5 later windows 3.1. 40 meg hdd
1 meg ram and a turbo button :p


#137 seta-san

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 16:57

Mac performa 630cd
33mhz 040 processor
upgraded to 36mb ram
250mb hdd
last ran system 8.1

#138 +TruckWEB

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 17:08

My first PC :

 

-Commodore 64 with a Dataset (yep, tape!), upgraded to a 1541 floppy.

 

Moved to :

 

- Atari 520STE, at the time, much better than anything from the PC side, better games with better Gfx/sound.

 

But then Atari when nowhere fast and everybody was going to PC... So moved to :

 

- Tandy 1000TL/2, blazing 286/8Mhz with 768megs of ram and a BIG Conner 20Mb HDD.

 

Then, moved on to school and got a loan to buy a better PC, upgraded to my first 386/33Mhz !!!

 

Wow... I'm old...



#139 LUTZIFER

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 17:13

The first one I actually bought was in 1995. AST Advantage.
Had a 133mhz processor, 28k modem, probably not much for ram and hard drive space.
Was quite expensive, around 3 grand.
At least by then computers were starting to be affordable.
In the early 90s my dad had computers and they had barely any power at all ranging in prices from 10 grand, 8 grand, etc. etc.

#140 kurupy

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 17:13

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My very first desktop pc back in 1996

 

Packard Bell Multimedia E140

Link to specs

 



#141 Denis W.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 17:50

First two computers were hand-me-downs. First one is some unknown Zenith DOS machine from 1988. Had a 6 MHz processor that went up to 12 MHz with a turbo boost button.

Second one was an IBM Aptiva 2168-A50. It's this tower pictured in the Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia....wiki/IBM_Aptiva
Came with Windows 95, 150 MHz Pentium CPU, 32 MB of RAM, and a 1.6 GB hard drive. Got it in 1999, and replaced it with an XP machine in 2003. The bundled software collection in that machine is impressive - leagues beyond the crapware bundled on today's computers. Full games, encyclopedias, kids edutainment titles, catalogs...

To think 18 years later we're typing away on small tablets with specs way beyond these towers is astounding.

#142 Syanide

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 11:51

PC w/ 486DX2 running at 66MHz. I think that sometime after I got it I managed to find extra RAM and upgrade it all the way to 16 MB. Mind you the computer was already very old when I got it, but that probably made me play with it even more (for instance, figuring out how to put Windows 95 on it).

 

I sill have the processor in one of the drawers, I'll take a look and see if I can find it.

 

EDIT:

 

Here it is:

 

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There's something yellow-ish in one of the corners, not sure if it's the drawer it was in :|

 

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#143 paxa

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:50

for me was a ZX Spectrum 48k 



#144 panacea

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:59

IBM PC AT https://en.wikipedia...nal_Computer/AT



#145 +Scott Hellewell

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 02:46

Texas Instruments TI-99/4A, I had everything with this, Game Controllers, speech synthesizer, every game and app cartridge, Peripheral Expansion Box,  32K ram card, RS2600px-TI99-IMG_1680.jpg3250px-TI99expansion.jpg2 Card, Disc control card, 2x 360k 5 1/4 Floppy drives, 512k Ram disc, gram cracker and pretty much every game and app ever released for it

This was mine as well.





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