486 sx, IBM ps2 line. the mobo was bad, so ibm sent us a new minitower. never did return the old one. win3.1 rocked. then it sucked. i don't remember many crashes with it. it was so cool. my sister and i played solatiare (not against each other )... and minesweeper. this was the time the dx was out, my sister's friend got a DX.
An Atari 400XL with 16K of RAM and a cassete tape drive for storage. I eventually got a bigger 5-1/4" floppy drive. That was a fun machine to program on. I upgraded to an 800XL later on with 64K of RAM. Woooooooosh...it was fast!!!
my first purchased PC was a Packard Bell 125mhz
my first LEGO-assembled PC was an AMD K-6 350, which I am still using over a year later, upgraded to a whopping 400
my dad's first was a Commodore 64
I learned on a keypunch machine, using BASIC, back in '77
The teacher would have to take our punched cards to the school district to run them, and then go pick the results up the next day.
In '79 we thought we were the sh*t when we got terminal monitors connected directly to the district's computer via telephone line.
I had a tandy HX with a whole 640 KB of memory and dual floppy drives.
Tride to play some driving game on there once. Talk about a slide show, o5 seconds per frame. Next up was a 486 33 cyrix. :| Upgraded the video to a 2MB card. Then we went to a 486-66DX2 with a huge 8MB of RAM and a bottomless 250 MB HD, 1 MB Video, and a 2 X cd-rom. Upgrade the ram twice, video card once to a diamond stealth with 2mb, added another 250 MB HD, load win 95 on there (many times), went to a dx4 133, p133, souple more HD's, a p200 MMX and 6GB drive. That comp now sits on my friend desk has a wedding gift. 48 MB ram, 2 GB hd, 20X cd-rom, Diamond 2000MX sounds card and a ATI mach 64 2MB. Happy has can be with it. Oh I currently have a celeron 533a, 256 MB ram, tnt2u, 16 GB HD space, DVD ROM, SBlive, Hollywood Decoder card, and a NIC.
I am sure. Uses those CD caddies too and had the interface card with it. Slow as well. But I did not realize the specs when I was that young. I only found out about it recently after looking at this strange card and questioning my dad about it.
A C64 with a 1541-II 5-1/4 disk drive. It had a cartridge slot, I used to play the "Avenger" cartridge (Space Invaders) for hours.
Last fall I bought a C128 system just for the nostalgia. It was cool!!!
well it wasn't mine, my brother paid for it, but we worked on a Tandy TRS-80 together. I remember it had a tape drive. yes, a cassette tape drive, we split buying a 5 1/2 floppy drive. my uncle had written a math program for me, and after a couple weeks of it, I had him show me how to program. too bad most of it didn't stick
The Apple ii plus. Wow that was a while ago. I remember reprogramming all the games to say my name in it. Those were the days. I never upgraded to the green monitor though, i had the old grayscale monitor. Playing choplifter and Armor Alley on that thing was sweet. I need to find those old games again. hehe
commodore 128, hence my name. really modern for its time, had twice as much memory as the commodore 64!! lol, i still have it and play old games like jumpman and mail order monsters -- its the best in nostalgia!!