your oldest pc's

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  1. metcar

    metcar mmm donut!

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    by that i don't mean just your first pc you ever had i mean like first,2nd even 3rd if you feel like it.
    mine would be first a tandy trs 80 coco hooked up to a B&W tv (played alot of super pitfall on that).second would be a tandy 1000tx \m/12mhz intel 80286 cpu 640k ram 20mb hdd ega monitor ms-dos 5.0 \m/ :p  many happy memories with that pc lol
     
  2. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    First computer in general was an OG rubber keyed 48k spectrum.

    First IBM type was a 33mhz 386DX with 4 meg of RAM and 40 meg HD.
     
  3. metcar

    metcar mmm donut!

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    sweet never seen a spectrum since that was a UK pc but i have seen alot of 386's i remember play jetfighter II on them and wolfenstein 3d wishing i had one cause the tandy only had ega graphics well i was able to play jfII on it but the graphics weren't as good as the VGA on the 386
     
  4. Erector

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    First personal computer, in the very literal sense, was an Amstrad CPC 6128:

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    Good memories of that machine, it even had the disk drive (woo!) while most of them had tape decks ;) 

    First IBM-type PC was a 286 with half a meg of RAM and a 40 meg HDD haha
     
  5. metcar

    metcar mmm donut!

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    yeah i miss both those old tandy's lol. heres how old the trs-80 was it used cartridges instead of floppy's and was hooked to a tv instead of a monitor lol
     
  6. AnimatedFan

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    The first one, that I can remember...

    Packard Bell. (Man, that thing was JUNK.)

    Now in order...

    Acer. (Junk as well. Bought it and had to reinstall Windows using the 1-800 number's assistance. Ended up returning it to the store the next day.)

    Packard Bell. (Another model, my uncle gave it to me and fixed it up to make sure it was working properly before hand.)

    eMachine. (Still have it, actually.)

    Dell. (Still have it, actually.)

    Toshiba. (Currently using.)

    I do not, repeat do NOT miss a Packard Hell. Those things were of the Devil and even he said "Damn. This is junk. I'm not sure it's right to unleash this on the public. Hell, even a plague would be better." (Thus the start of the Black Plague. =P)

    I've tinkered with Gateway, HP, Compaq, etc. I have to say, out of all of the computers I've dealt with, the best brands I've found are:

    HP/Compaq, Toshiba, Sony.

    Acer/eMachines/Gateway, Dell... avoid like the plague.
     
  7. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    My list in order:
    an apple II clone i bought from a church- the desktop case weighed a ton and had 2 5 1/4 floppies and came with 3 games. Zork, Bard's Tale and Family Feud.

    Atari 800 with cassette tape drive. SUCKED SALTY BALLS. the computer was soooo nitpicky about the cassette drive, we never got programs to run half the time.

    Amiga A500- BEST DAMN PC EVER. portable, able to hook up to TVs or monitors. it worked well enough as a desktop publisher in high school and college.

    Gateway 2000 P-66. Yep, a 66mhz machine. worked okay, but mom clogged it down with too many programs running at the same time so she dumped it on me.

    Skipping ahead...

    HP 7--mhz machine with 64 megs of ram, 30 gb HDD. Win Me made it a POS- OS, lol.

    at the moment, i am using a HP 2.4 ghz with 2gb ram, 256mb Video card, with a 360gb hard drive and 640gb external hard drive.
     
  8. Zathras

    Zathras Vive le Quebec Libre

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    My first pc was an 8086, 640k of ram

    amber monochrome screen
     
  9. NSJ23

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    apple IIgs.

    then nothing new until 98 lol.

    that was AMD based comp i bought from a computer show.

    sony vaio dual core in 04

    current viao i bought in march.
     
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    First computer was an Apple II GS, first pc was a toshiba laptop in 1997. After that I went through a gateway laptop, two HP pavilions and then got the Dell I currently have.
     
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    Still using my first pc to date when I don't use my laptop. COMPAQ Presario 7000 running on windows 2000 256mb of RAM
     
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    Timex Sinclair 1000 with a blazing fast 3.25 MHz processor, 2kb of ram and the awsome cassette tape drive.

    Then the trustworthy and awsome C-64.
     
  13. metcar

    metcar mmm donut!

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    i just remembered i did have one other for a short time before the monitor blew out on it and that was an ibm xt played alot of gunship on that
     
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    the first comp i ever used was my parrents Apple II c. after that i dont' remember wat the specs where but we moved on to a PC, with winodws 3.1
     
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    I've got an old floppy drive Apple up in the attic.
     
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  17. metcar

    metcar mmm donut!

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    you had a MITS altair 8800 ? wow did you run microsoft basic on it lol
     
  18. Shin-Gouki

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    I remember very little about it aside from "helping" my Dad build it.
     
  19. metcar

    metcar mmm donut!

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    ah ok lol
     
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    I stand Corrected. I just got off the phone with my Dad and we had an Imsai 8080 not an Altair 8800 (Though they are VERY similar)

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    After that we had a Tandy TRS-80

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    and then an Atari 1200XL

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    We came later than most to the Commodore 64 (Because of the Atari) but we eventually had one too.

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