What was your first computer, and how much did it cost?

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What was your first computer, and how much did it cost?
Mar 31, 2010

Okay, I'm really dating myself now.

My first real comptuer (I had a Timex Sinclair and wrote basic) was a Tandy 1000, with the 16 color monitor! It had 2 floppy drives, and I had it loaded up with 640k of RAM! I also had, now get this, not 1 but 2 floppy drives! (no hard drives then). I was king of the neighborhood for sure! I even had a Dot Matrix Printer!

My cost was close to $4,000.

I just ordered a Dell XPS 9000
Intel Core i7-960 processor (8MB L3 Cache, 3.2GHz)
8 Gigs RAM
ATI Radion 5870
2 500g hard drives in a RAID 1
24" Widescreen
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
4 year warranty

$2600

But where would I be now if I hadn't purchased that first computer? Who knows.

What was your first system?

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