Apple IIe w/color monitor and 3rd party external floppy! I got a deal on that external drive for $135!
Made my own modem cable! Apple wanted too much for one!
My first computer was a Packard Bell. I have no idea what it had for a processor, I wasnt into computers way back then. It had like 16 megs of RAM, and like 500 MB of HDD, if even that! This was the slowest **** I had ever gotten. This was about 6 years ago, and the computer cost around $2500 !!!! How crazy is that... That much money today could get a beast of a computer! When I look at what they have today, and how much less it costs, its hard to believe that much was ever charged for a peice of **** like that!
That was a screemer. I started on a trusty Tanden PCX 20
Hercules Compatible Mono graphics
640K Ram (Shipped with 256K)
20 MB HDD
360K 5 1/4" floppy
1st - Commodore 128
2nd - Amiga 500
3rd - Packard Smell 486 SX50
Commadore 64 of course, remember when Toys R Us had a whole section for commadore, my collection is growing, have 128 setup and running, several 64s, DDs, still software problem. new floppies dont seem to work???
some sort of Packard Bell(IBM compatible) with a monitor that had orange-ish colored text!! Didn't know squat about computers at the time tho! Year was around 1989 or 90.
since then, the only comp I've had is the one I have now, P3 500 10GB HD 256MB ram...
Tandy 1000. 8088 10Mb drive 512kb RAM. Ran DOS 2.0 and Dbase 2
286 (either that or 386) w/ 256k ram and a 20MB HD.
08-16-2001, 07:51 PM
640 Kb RAM
5 1/4 360 Kb FD
Hercules Monocrome Display
Panasonic KXP-1180 Printer
Windows? What's It?
The first game: Prince of Persia!
08-16-2001, 08:32 PM
My first computer was a little machine called Aquarius. You hooked it up to your TV and the only interesting thing about it was that Microsoft BASIC was included.
08-16-2001, 08:50 PM
08-16-2001, 09:05 PM
If being programmable is the important item then it was an HP-65.
After that a TRS-80 Model I with cassette and GULP, 16K of memory! WOW, how could we ever fill all that memory space?
08-16-2001, 09:23 PM
first, how come Voogru has all the long topics.
My first computer was faster then all of yours.
120mhz Pentium 16mb mem 1gig hdd
500mhz celeron emachines with 64mb mem
75Mhz amd Chip. Downgrade It was free
1100mhz Amd 128mb DDR
Dual 800 P!!! 512mhz pc133
08-16-2001, 10:37 PM
Mine was an IBM compatible XT
640 KB RAM
5.25" Single density FDD (360k)
3.5" Double density FDD (720k)
10 MB KLH MFM HDD
(Formatted to 7.4 MB using a mismatched BIOS driven MFM controller - who hoo!)
Hercules MCGA adaptor with parallel port
Orange Monochrome monitor
I had to reseat the expanded ram due to 'chip creep’ that occurred quite often because the full height HDD caused a lot of vibration
Anyone else remember King’s Quest II?