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Pictures of first computers you owned

Pictures of first computers you owned

24khost24khost Member
edited October 2012 in General

image TRS-80

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  • Really old Packard Bell, something that looks like this:

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  • gsrdgrdghdgsrdgrdghd Member
    edited October 2012

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    It isn't much different from my current computer :)

  • So far mine might be the oldest. As gsrdgrdghd has to be younger than 30.

  • @24khost said: As gsrdgrdghd has to be younger than 30.

    Well it's from 1936

  • yeah but your not!

  • Can I have your mechanical keyboard

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    CPC6128

    The CPC6128 features 128 kB RAM and an internal 3-inch floppy disc drive. Aside from various hardware and firmware improvements, one of the CPC6128's most prominent features is the compatibility with the CP/M+ operating system that rendered it attractive for business uses.

    The CPC6128 was released in August 1985 and initially only sold in the USA. Imported and distributed by Indescomp, Inc. of Chicago, it was the first Amstrad product to be sold in the United States, a market that at the time was traditionally hostile towards European computer manufacturers.[7] By the end of 1985, it arrived in Europe and replaced the CPC664 in the CPC model line-up. Initial suggested retail prices for the CPC6128 were USD699.00/GBP299.00/DM1598.00 with a green screen and USD799.00/GBP399.00/DM2098.00 with a colour monitor.

    In 1990, the 6128plus replaced the CPC6128 in the model line-up, and production of the CPC6128 was discontinued.

    More Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amstrad_CPC

    FWIW I had the one in the second pic, with the disk drive.

    Other notable mentions of which I owned growing up and enjoyed...

    VZ300

    I used to plug this one in direct to a small black & white TV, and connect the external tape drive to it. Insert the tape/cassette and hit play, short time later dungeons and dragons was on the TV ready to play ;)

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    TRS80

    This thing was a bit of a PITA, personally I didn't like it. However one notable point was that every device that connected to it did so via a ribbon cable similar to the old IDE/floppy cables, just with slots instead of pins.

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  • @Chief said: CPC6128

    very nice pc :o

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  • image I had the cassette tape deck for added storage, but the TRS-80 came out a few months later, was so pissed.

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  • gsrdgrdghdgsrdgrdghd Member
    edited October 2012

    @24khost said: yeah but your not!

    True. The first physical PC i owned was a 600Mhz Pentium 3 with 64mb RAM, 15gb HDD and a 56kbit AOL dialup connection.

  • @miTgiB said: I had the cassette tape deck for added storage, but the TRS-80 came out a few months later, was so pissed.

    That's a chick magnet if I ever saw one! Haha i was interested in what you'd post :P

  • Got divided by zero. Three times. What a ride.

  • My first computer was an Amiga 500 with a Commodore monitor. I got it in 1990 and used it until 1995. Then I got a Pentium 166Mhz with 16MB RAM and that was so much better :)

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  • hostdoghostdog Member
    edited October 2012

    I got my first Amstrad 6128 with "green" monitor in 1988. Green was actually green, nothing to do with enviroment :)

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  • @marcm said: Then I got a Pentium 166Mhz with 16MB RAM

    that was my 2nd computer... then, I upgrade it to Pentium MMX 200mhz with 32mb of RAM... and changed the video card from Cirrus 1MB to.. I don't remember the brand but it was 4MB

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  • JarJar Member
    edited October 2012

    image Not sure that's the exact model but looks like it. Had a cd-rom where the tape drive is.

    Packard Bell 486 dx2 66Mhz. I think it had 8mb RAM and a 200mb HD. Memory starts to fade on those last two numbers. I remember it had a 2400 baud dial-up modem, which I later upgraded with an external 9600.

  • @netomx said: that was my 2nd computer... then, I upgrade it to Pentium MMX 200mhz with 32mb of RAM... and changed the video card from Cirrus 1MB to.. I don't remember the brand but it was 4MB

    Those where the times, right? I had a P MMX 200Mhz MMX, then 233Mhz MMX, then went the AMD route for a long time with their K6-3D line of 266MHz, K6-3D 300Mhz, and then all the way up to K6 500Mhz, switched to a Duron and then to a Thunderbird. Every hardware upgrade was something to look forward to, every tweak, pencil trick for OC and hardware mod (GeForce -> Quadro by moving two resistors and performing a BIOS update) was awesome. These days it seems like it's not what it used to be.

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  • @marcm said: Those where the times, right? I had a P MMX 200Mhz MMX, then 233Mhz MMX, then went the AMD route for a long time with their K6-3D line of 266MHz, K6-3D 300Mhz

    Yeah, that times ='(

    I jumped from the 200MMX to 233MMX (I could play Deathdrome and F-22 Raptor with "advanced" graphics), then jumped slightly to a Celeron, then P3 933mhz, and then I don't remember, I think I jumped to a Pentium D

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  • is that a jaz drive in the packardbell?

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    @24khost said: is that a jaz drive in the packardbell?

    Think it's a Colorado T1000 but the picture is so small. Surprised that was the closest picture I could find, but mine had a cdrom.

  • 24khost24khost Member
    edited October 2012

    Ahhh tape drive that's what that is.

  • Tandy with 16 bit color and dual 5 1/4" floppy drives

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  • MaouniqueMaounique Member
    edited October 2012

    image I have it still, not working tho and it was made in 1989. M

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  • This, 1K of ram:

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    :-)

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  • David_PDavid_P Member
    edited October 2012

    first laptop looked like this.. :P

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    forgot what my desktop was :/ good 'ol floppy drives.

  • Also some really old Packard Bell

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  • nunimnunim Member
    edited October 2012

    @24khost, Kind of hard to see the picture, but it looks like a TRS-80 Color. That was my first computer, I remember using that for many an hour before my Grandfather got a Pentium Gateway in the early 1990's. Boy do I not miss using tapes to store my data...

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who had one of those, lots of people on the internet never used a computer before PII were out :o

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  • japonjapon Member
    edited October 2012

    image My first Computer, the Toshiba T1800 Notebook. Actually, was the old work-notebook of my dad that he'd given to me.

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  • 24khost24khost Member
    edited October 2012

    @nunim yes that is the trash-80 with the printer, and the audio casset tape for programming. Also had 2 joysticks, 2 games stick figure football and baseball. image image

  • @japon said: My first Computer, the Toshiba T1800 Notebook. Actually, was the old work-notebook of my dad that he'd given to me.

    Had a T-1000 i got later, with DOS on chip, battery was still holding half an hour... Very nice little machine. M

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  • NexusNexus Member
    edited October 2012

    AMD Duron 700 MHz, 64 MB, 20 GB hard drive, CD-ROM, Microsoft Windows ME, For: Business

    Think it was the 1999 version? Not sure

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  • wdqwdq Member
    edited October 2012

    Intel Pentium III @ somewhere around 800MHz, 64MB of RAM, 20GB hard drive. It came with ME so I downgraded to 2000, and then upgraded to XP. I got the machine in 2000. I also upgraded the machine several times to get more RAM/HDD.

    Good times. I still have the machine today, and it still runs, although I don't use it anymore.

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  • My first computer is given to my friend, :D

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    @wdq said: It came with ME so I downgraded to 2000, and then upgraded to XP.

    2000 was an upgrade to ME, XP came after 2000.

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    MS Dos 2.0 computer

  • @24khost said: @nunim yes that is the trash-80 with the printer, and the audio casset tape for programming. Also had 2 joysticks, 2 games stick figure football and baseball.

    No space invaders??

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  • craigbcraigb Member
    edited October 2012

    My Dad brought a Colour Genie home from work and I quickly became addicted...

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  • @mpkossen said: 2000 was an upgrade to ME

    2000 wasn't an upgrade in it's technical sense. 2000 was the business branch, ME the consumer one. Hence, SCSI worked just with 2000, however, games only with 98/ME. So I always switched back and forth between 2000/98.

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  • @mpkossen said: 2000 was an upgrade to ME, XP came after 2000.

    Uh, no. 2000 was from a separate line of Windows products (the NT branch) whereas both 98 and ME were from the consumer line. With XP, these two lines of products were basically merged together (and you had 'versions' like Home edition and Professional edition etc.)

    Saying 2000 was an upgrade to ME is like saying MS Word was an upgrade to MS Works.

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    Relax brah
  • @joepie your wrong. Windows 2000 was the next generation of windows nt 4.0 and where the new gui design came from.

    XP was the merging of the 98 kernel and the NT / 2000 kernel.

  • @24khost - no, Windows XP is a successor of NT line, Windows 9x kernel was abandoned after Windows ME

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  • @david said: Apple II+ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_II_Plus

    With 300 baud modem. :)

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    Win 3.1

  • @David_P We have a crap load of those lying around in the closets at school. For some unknown reason, my school still counts the inventory on those things and refuses to give them away or throw out.

    Relax brah
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