8/30/98

DCortez

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Jan 28, 2009
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Houston, Cy-Fair
Found an old invoice dated 8/30/98. I paid $499.99 for a 19" monitor (18" viewable) at Computer City.

Wow!
 

midnightrider

Member
Mar 6, 2008
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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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Mar 11, 2008
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DFW, North Texas
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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Jan 21, 2009
16,326
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San Antonio
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

Active Member
Oct 2, 2008
552
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Idaho
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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Jan 28, 2009
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Houston, Cy-Fair
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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