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  • DCortez

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    Found an old invoice dated 8/30/98. I paid $499.99 for a 19" monitor (18" viewable) at Computer City.

    Wow!
     

    midnightrider

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    I'm sure that any of us Boomers would have similar stories:
    My first desk-top (1978)

    IBM PC - 8088 mhz
    • 215 k ram
    • duel 360 KB floppies
    • No graphics card
    • Black&White monitor
    $4500
    • Optional 20 mb harddrive
    $2000

    Bragging rights to the fastest newest hottest computer PRICELESS

    1 year later :banghead: I bought a VHS recorder and paid $1200 on sale.
     

    JKTex

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    Oh ya, I still have an old PC I bought from a shop in Plano (that never ran right unless I only have 4 Mb of RAM in it) back in the early 90's. I bough it thee to save a bunch of money and though at $2200 I was doing great since it would have been $3500+ from a major.

    I also remember buying my first big HDD. A 220 MB drive. I also still have a 40MB MFM drive. It's so big I could use is as a stern anchor for my boat.
     

    M. Sage

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    IBM PC - 8088 mhz

    8088 series processor. It sure wasn't 8088 mhz! Probably about 4 mhz.

    My first PC (actually, it was a family PC) was an 80286 processor with variable clock rate: 8 or 12 mhz. The VGA monitor was really sweet! So was the day we got a 2400 baud modem!
     

    lonewolf23c

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    First computer was a Commodore 64/128. Can't remember the price, still have it actually. Also have a 1986 Macintosh computer with 9" B/W monitor 120MB HDD can't remember the price paid for it either.
     

    DCortez

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    I think my first pc was a $1500, an Acer 486sx (sucks) with 25Mhz processor, 4mb ram, 175 meg hdd somewhere in 1993 iirc.
     
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