What was the first computer you ever used?
Just asking what was the first computer that you ever used as far back as you remember... give some detail for some of those who want to gawk.. I can remember as far back as 4th Grade being taught BASIC on an APPLE EII with 2! Floppy drives and a COLOR Monitor.. first system that I actually owned was a IBM 386 PS/2 @ 25 mghz with 2 megs of RAM and a huge dot matrix printer that overheated all the time but it ran King's Quest IV and that's all that mattered to me.. though at the time it cost my mom $3500... she never bought another computer again..
First computer used: Vic 20
First PC used: 286 (don't know if it was AT or XT)
First computer owned: Commodore 64
First PC owned: 386 SX-20 2mb mem. With everything on it, CD-ROM, soundcard, color VGA monitor.
1. Timex Sinclair.
2. Commodore 128/CPM Mode learned pre MSDOS
3. 8088 IBM clone,mono screens-eyes going bad
4. Commodore Amiga-Enjoyed killing the bad guys in great games and video
Tandy TRS-80 Model I.
All of 4kb of memory.
Received 3 of them in January of 1978.
We've come a long way, baby.
You said it!
Commodore 64 here.
Hey! I had an abacus in Fourth grade!
...well, I used the organic one first, just like everyone else but I guess the first actual full-fledged electronic computer I used was a 286
Commodore VIC 20.
It was even supplied with schematics. Which I didn't have a clue about.
First PC was a sinclair 8088-8086 based animal. I can't remember the model, it was a huge black thing. It had a flap at the back for plugging in a hard card, ( hard drive and contoller card that fitted into the ISA slot ). Along with CGA graphics and a monitor, it had an RF modulator that allowed you to use your telly. Pretty cool at the time.
All the best, Justy.
1. Commodore 64 (connected to a TV): I never figured it out. It had a tape recorder for databackup but no HD!
2. 1. Real PC: 486 DLC 40MHz with 4 MB (!!!) RAM and 240 MB HD!! I'm still using the Tower-Case, Power-supply and the monitor (14") although it is no crapping up on me.
3. Upgraded my first PC to a Pentium 133MHz on a ASUS P55T2P4
4. Switched motherboards with a friend of mine who used his as a 3.PC and had newer Revision of the Mobo => oc that little sucker to 166MHz
5. Got an AMD K6-2 533 and a new mobo DFI K6BV3+ and oc to 582
6. Got my 1. Laptop and really love that baby! (PIII 600, 64 MB RAM) It is my main computer nowadays.
Ye olde tandy trash-80.
used it in my freshman year in high school to play an old game where you had to figure out a detective type game.
You had to ask the machine qustions and it would tell you if it could do it or not. Man, I thought it was the stuff. Even had the cassette recorder to load the programs on it.
The very first PC I ever used was in 5th grade. The OSI 1P with a WHOPPING 1K of RAM:
For more information on this amazing machine go to
The Obsolete Computer Museum
The first I owned was a PET:
I remained a Commodore man up through the Amiga:
One of my favorite machines EVER, the SX-64 was a portable Commodore 64 with built in monitor and disk drive:
The one I had was the harder to find DX-64 with DUAL floppies:
This last one was probably the most ADVANCED personal computer of its time. It BLEW the PC of the time AWAY!!! Unfortunately, the PC revolution was well underway and there was no stopping that juggernaut.
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My first computer was kinda like a computer.... It was an add on module for Mattel Intellivison game system.. Anybody remember those?
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I believe the Apple Lisa was the first system I ever used. Another early favorite of mine was the IIe.
Hey NDC that was also my first computer too.
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At the risk of showing age.
I wrote many programs for:
Honeywell 200, 400, 1200
IBM 360, 370, 3081,390
A 500 mhz PII has more computing capacity than all of thos monsters put together.
I had a Mac Plus, 1 mb ram and a 20 mb hard drive. I thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. I still love sliced bread the Mac is in the shed. My kids like to play Missle Command on it.
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