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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
intel pentium 4 ... 60GB hd .. 56K modem :w00t:, windows 2000...
1 Like #2
A Sinclair Spectrum!!!!!
Connected to a Black & White portable TV!!!!!
#3
I can't remember what brand it was but mine was a Windows 95 with a 4GB HDD & 60MB RAM

Still remember my 1st laptop spec was a Toshiba Tecra running Windows 95 with a Pentium processor and a whopping 2GB HDD :)
#4
RichD;5619319
A Sinclair Spectrum!!!!!
Connected to a Black & White portable TV!!!!!

ZX48 Rubber Keyboard model, colour TV, and a add on cassette player for loading games from.(how I miss those days sitting through several minutes of high pitched screeching before being told loading had failed! :w00t:


PC as we know them today, Dell Optiplex, PII, 4GB hard drive, 64mb ram windows ME. CD Rom
#5
RichD
A Sinclair Spectrum!!!!!
Connected to a Black & White portable TV!!!!!


OMG, someone that's been on this site longer than me with even less posts!! LOL! I thought I was the biggest lurker.
#6
Pretty sure we had a 286, but I can't remember what spec.

And that Spectrum loading noise was beautiful. Shame it used to take ten minutes and then crash and you'd have to start all over again. lol
#7
mine was fairly modern Pentium II 233mhz 32mb Ram 20gb hdd windows 95 then upgraded to windows 98!

edit: £1000 from Tiny
#8
Win95 with a 4gb HD (can't remember the RAM). It cost me just over £1,500 in 1995. I could get half a dozen for that now.
banned#9
Commodore Pet or a TRS80, can't remember which but probably the PET
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5c/Trs80_2.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1f/Commodore_4032.jpg

I think the pet had 4k ram lol
#10
My first PC was almost the same as yours, Rappy. I had Windows 3.0, but the same 386 16MHz CPU, a 40GB harddisk (none of that doubling noncery for me, though), and about 3MB of RAM. Can't remember what make it was. Might've been Digital.

My first actual computer though, same as Harlzter's, and hooked up to my dad's old tape deck for loading stuff. Jet Set Willy. Man, them were the days.
#11
MY first PC was a Commodore Vic 20.
#12
my first pc had a P4 3.4ghz HT, 4 x 256mb ram, 250gb hdd and 256mb nvidia 6600 graphics. was only 5 years ago lol.
#13
I worked for IBM when I got my first PC, this was in around 1986 or 1987.

The first PC I had myself (on my desk) was a IBM PC AT, which had a 20Mb hard disk.

It had a maximum memory of 16Mb and a 286 CPU.

Funny thing was, most customers at the time had PCs that had about 1Mb or 2Mb of memory (4mb if they were lucky).

The software I was trying to sell at that time required 16Mb on a PC, and memory was very expensive in 1986/87. When you told people they needed to put 16Mb on their computer they just laughed at you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_PC_AT

The software operating system I used was a joint project between IBM and Microsoft called OS/2.

This was a far more powerful operating system than the existing Windows which was based on just DOS.

Eventually IBM and Microsoft fell out and Microsoft produced Windows NT (very similar to OS/2), which eventually evolved into Windows XP, Windows Server, Windows Vista and so on.

OS/2 pretty much died (still being used by some companies I believe).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS/2
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#14
First 'PC' was a good ol' Amstrad PC1512 with 512KB of ram, a juicy 360K 5.25" floppy drive (when floppies really were floppy!), CGA colour graphics and a very expensive (over £1000!!) 20MB Winchester drive, running either MS-DOS 3.2 or the lovely Gem Desktop.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6c/Amstrad_1512_DD.jpg/180px-Amstrad_1512_DD.jpg
But had a rubber key Spectrum 48K before that - awesome machines.
#15
raptorcigs
20 GIG HARD DISK IN 1986?


Yes I had already noticed that and changed it to 20Mb.

So easy to take Gb sized hard disks for granted nowadays.

I reinstalled Vista the other day on my home PC, and noticed it was taking nearly 20Gb of hard disk ON ITS OWN.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/430071/how-large-is-vista-on-your-pc
#16
Small point but it should be a capital B for byte, little b is for bit! ;-)
#17
raptorcigs
40 GIG HARD DISK?


Oops, force of habit. That should be 40MB. It does feel weird to say I had a harddrive that size. I've got 8GB in a card the size of a twice folded 1st class stamp now.
#18
My first one was a Elonex [286] 33Mhz running windows3.1 [DOS 6.22] costing £400 second hand .I bought a new HDD for it at PC World costing £250 and upgraded the RAM , that was another £94 . I think that was back in 95/96 . Things were expensive in those days.
#19
Mine was a 486 sx 33 Mhz- I remember the onboard 1 meg graphics chip blowing and paying a shedload for about 4megs of ram and an SVGA graphics card so I could run Simcity 2000...gosh.
#20
I recall my first laptop from work. it was around 1993 and was a gateway notebook, 386 processor, 20mb HD and a BW screen and cost a mere £2499.

I remember it was really useless too.
#21
My first...

Philips VideoPac G 7000
- Intel P8048H 1.79MHz processor
- 192 Bytes Ram
- Intel P8425 graphics chip

The dark thing on the back, that plugs into the cartridge slot, was the BASIC add-on. It enabled one to write programs in, you guessed it, BASIC. Mine also came with an external audio cassette recorder to save/load created programs.
http://www.silicium.org/images/catalog/consoles/philips/philips_g7400basic.jpg
#22
My 1st computer was an Orik 1 back in the 1980's.
#23
raptorcigs;5619608
I Also Had A Commodore 64 /128 And A Bbc Model B


we did too along with a zx spectrum

I'd spend days typing code in just to make patterns on the screen :w00t:
#24
SUMMONER;5620882
My first...

Philips VideoPac G 7000
- Intel P8048H 1.79MHz processor
- 192 Bytes Ram
- Intel P8425 graphics chip

The dark thing on the back, that plugs into the cartridge slot, was the BASIC add-on. It enabled one to write programs in, you guessed it, BASIC. Mine also came with an external audio cassette recorder to save/load created programs.
http://www.silicium.org/images/catalog/consoles/philips/philips_g7400basic.jpg


Not strictly a PC, but incredible none the less that you could play games and program on a machine with just 192 bytes of ram! You wouldn't even be able to store this reply in that little memory! Especially when you consider Vista struggles with a billion bytes of ram!
#25
jah128;5621723
Not strictly a PC, but incredible none the less that you could play games and program on a machine with just 192 bytes of ram! You wouldn't even be able to store this reply in that little memory! Especially when you consider Vista struggles with a billion bytes of ram!


Come on, it was able to run BASIC. Surely that makes it deserve the title Personal Computer. :-D Wikipedia Link

I am not sure what exactly was in the dark module that sat atop the VideoPac, but it must have been a mathematical coprocessor and some extra ram and a rom chip with the programming language's interpreter. Does that make it my first dual processor PC? :p

Next one was the obligatory Comodore C64 with an actual 5.25" floppy drive (wow what a step up from audio tapes!).
banned#26
486 DX2 200MB HD, 4MB Ram, 2 x CD rom - bargain at £1400 !!!

Loads of computers before that - but that was my first IBM compatible PC.
#27
guv
486 DX2 200MB HD, 4MB Ram, 2 x CD rom - bargain at £1400 !!!

I had an almost identical system, although it did only have a single CD-rom drive (was it 2x or 4x?)

While most of the hardware of those early IBM-compatibles is laughable today and has long been superceded their keyboards were often better than today's keyboards - the systems cost £1500 or more so they could spend a bit of money on solid build quality.

And an awful lot of them are still compatible with modern computers so if you spent less than £50 on your current keyboard or got it bundled with your PC then you might want to dig out your old one and see if it's better than your current one. If it's got the larger AT connector instead of PS/2 you can get a plug adapter for a pound or two and if you've got a computer with no PS/2 ports then a PS/2 to USB adapter can be had for under a tenner. The Blue Cube at the bottom of this page is often recommended for the early IBM-made ones.

(anything based on the AT or PS/2 rather than the original PC or PC-XT will be compatible with a modern PC port).
#28
Mine was a Goldstar GS-318. 386sx20, 1MB ram, 40MB HD, 5 1/4 and 3.5 floppies. Was a pretty good machine at the time. First computer I had though was a 16k ZX81 :p
banned#29
EndlessWaves
I had an almost identical system, although it did only have a single CD-rom drive (was it 2x or 4x?)



LOL... that 2x CD drive cost me £200 + Vat!!!!:w00t:
#30
guv
LOL... that 2x CD drive cost me £200 + Vat!!!!:w00t:


My first one was 6x and cost £189 :p

Mental prices.
banned#31
Shengis
My first one was 6x and cost £189 :p

Mental prices.


Worse still..... My first 2x CD burner cost me £500........ Arrrggghhh!
#32
guv
Worse still..... My first 2x CD burner cost me £500........ Arrrggghhh!


My first one was an HP 1x. Can't remember what it cost. What I do remember is that a CD held more data than the hard drive of the PC it was fitted to :lol:
banned#33
Shengis
My first one was an HP 1x. Can't remember what it cost. What I do remember is that a CD held more data than the hard drive of the PC it was fitted to :lol:


Likewise

650MB > 200MB
banned#34
BTW - you didnt buy "The 7th Guest" as well did you?
#35
guv
BTW - you didnt buy "The 7th Guest" as well did you?


Still got it :w00t:

Journeyman Project was better though.
banned#36
Shengis
Still got it :w00t:


Yay..:thumbsup: Loved that game... it was sooooo advanced! Actually - it was!



Journeyman Project was better though.


Never heard of that!

Must admit, I used to enjoy the old text only adventures like Zork.

You are standing ouside a white house

>West

There is a postbox.........

>blah blah leaflet

> North

You are outside a white house. A window is slightly ajar...

How sad is that!
#37
I used to be into all that as well :oops: :lol:

Level 9. Top company for adventure games.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Level_9
#38
386 - 4MB RAM, 60MB Hard Drive, Windows 3.1/Dos 5/6

Manufacturer was DTK Computer.

Ahh those fun days with Nibbles & Gorrilas.
banned#39
Shengis
I used to be into all that as well :oops: :lol:

Level 9. Top company for adventure games.


Yeh, had pretty much all of them, though some were a bit tough!

Did you know you can play them on an iPod?

Edit: Link to download:


I did have a go a while back at setting it up online, but failed miserably. Would be good to have another go though. they've probably got all the bugs sorted to be able to do it properly now.
#40
Think i'll stick with my current interactive text adventure, not sure how close I am to winning.... It's called HUKD :lol:

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