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2.4-MHz Intel 80C85
8 KB
8 lines, 40 characters LCD
240 by 64 pixel addressable graphics

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRS-80_Model_100

For Christmas when I was about 7 or so. Looking back I have no idea why. Its not like a 7 year needed a scheduler or a word processor with only 8kb of memory and a blazing 300 baud modem. It literally could not do anything else since it had no media drives and barely any memory to speak of. At best it held like 5-6 pages of text.

It wasn't till a few years later when they started releasing those BASIC game code books that I started to learn how to code and do something with the damn thing. The books would provide entire programs for "games" on a single page per game. Even then it only had enough memory to hold 2-3 of them at a time.
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nanikore2 wrote:

4 megahertz (not 4 gigahertz, 4 mega) processor

256k of RAM (not megabytes of memory... kilobytes)

There weren't hard disks on PCs back then

But I did have two 5.25 inch floppy disk drives (instead of just one floppy drive, which would mean swapping floppies... between the operating system floppy and the program floppy) edit: Maybe I still had to swap floppies ANYWAYS...

That monitor only displayed one color... green. Later I got one that displayed 16 colors


I still remember Oregon Trail. Best game ever.
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Oh geez, memory lane trip.

Apple IIe
1.023 MHz processor
64KB RAM expandable to 1whole MB
Built in cassette recorder interface
lo-res screen 40x48 (15 colors)
hi-res screen 280x192 (6 colors)

Yes it says cassette interface.
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been modified over the years but mine is

Intel i7 3960x 4.4ghz
64GB ram DDR3
the gpus have been a evga 460, then 2 evga 670s, now evga 1070FTW
4 ssds, 2 of which are 1tb 840 evos, tho thers 2 are 512 gb OCZ vertex 4
2 hdds use to be smaller but 3 years ago replaced with 2 4tb drives
ASUS sabertooth x79


this was my first computer i built, about 5 -6 years ago now
Posted 11/6/16
My actual first had a 486. After that, my first real PC for the time had a Pentium II 350 MHz. I don't remember too much else about their specs.
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Here is an example picture of my first computer. I took a summer school class in high school on how to use it, and I used it all the way through undergraduate school, and my first master's degree in nuclear physics.
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I don't remember the model, but we had a Compaq Deskpro when I was very young. I remember it had a video card with an entire 1MB of VRAM. Top of the line stuff, there. I remember using it to play Myst and Putt-Putt games.

My parents bought me my first cellphone when I was 13; it was a Motorola Razr. Very 'cool' at the time.
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I don't actually remember. All I remember is that it had 64mb of RAM.
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First PC I owned was during 2001. It was an AMD Duron 950 Mhz, 128 RAM, 20 GB IDE had drive, and running Windows XP
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I remember almost nothing about my first pc. I bought the parts from some outlet store, ended up taking off all the case screws and throwing them away. I had 2 HDDs a cd burner and a dvd burner, two floppy drives (3.5), one of those sound blaster cards with more outs than anyone would ever use. Pretty sure the cpu was a Pentium II that was on sale. I ended up slowly replacing every part slowly until giving up when the PSU decided it didn't wish to work. In all the time I owned it, I never had to upgrade to a NIC card, I lived in the woods, two acres from the road.

It served me well for over a decade, but when it finally died I decided on laptops. A notebook has never lasted me for more than four years... so now I'm back to a desktop, spending a nice extra amount on the biggest case I could find, with a side panel that comes off easily.


My first smartphone? It's a Droid Maxx 2. I don't know the specs for it. I don't mind being able to connect to the interweb wherever, but I miss having a flip phone.

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My family's first computer was an IBM PS/ValuePoint that I got from my uncle.

CPU: 486sx 25 MHz
RAM: 8 MB
HDD: 160 MB (I think)
FDD: 3.5" Floppy
OS: Windows 3.11 for Workgroups

That's it. That was all I had til we got an HP with a 700MHz Celeron. Fun times.
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The good old Commodor Vic 20. 5k of ram and a cassette drive which you could record programs you typed in from a book. Ahhhhh the good ole days. It even came with a joystick port and a TV adapter.
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I dont remember but it was windows xp 32 bit desktop computer. That was seriously from the year 2001 and used it till 2012 lol. it was my parents then was given to me when they bought a 2009 windows 7 desktop lol.

But the Laptop I have now is a 2012 hp Windows 8 laptop. Has a 1.75 GHZ AMD CPU, Amd Radeon 7340 HD graphics, 320 GB hard drive 5400rpm, 8GB RAM, and OS: linux.
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Lets see. I remember it was an Intel 386 maybe 12mhz but it had a turbo button!! I was pretty excited because I got the optional math coprocessor with it. I forget the ram and hdd details but we're talking just megabytes. I was proud that I built it myself when I was a teen.

Later I built my own 486DX. That kept me happy for a while. I used to play Wing Commander on that thing. I used a 44k dialup modem. No real internet then. Just BBS sites where you could download pictures and sound files and what not.
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