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Haha, I definitely have that one beat ;)

 

My first computer that was my own (not the families) was a 386, I was probably 8 years old.

 

Here are the specs:

CPU 386

RAM 128MB

Harddrive was 150MB

 

Oh and I connected to the internet at a crazy speed of 24.4k

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Oh jeez.. I like to think that I've had several first computers...

 

When I was about 8, my parents bought a computer that had the green text on the screen with the black background... I thought it sucked

 

Then they bought a Macintosh computer that had less than 256MB HDD - I just used it for gaming (Day of the Tentacle, Star Wars - Rougue Squadron, & Indiana Jones)

 

When I was 15, my mom bought some old POS that had windows 98 on it... didn't work out with the video editing I was trying to do..

 

When I was 16, my dad got a computer through Ford that I claimed as my own, and thus started my dive into computers:

Pentium 3 866MHz

512 RAM

Windows ME (gross)

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I remember the moment like it was yesterday haha. This was around 9 years ago. I was heading back home from school, I remember opening the door to my room and there was this big "stash" covered with a blanket, I honestly had no idea what was under it. Then my father walked in and told me "you've been a good kid this year, don't overuse it though". I uncovered the PC holy hell I don't remember beeing more happy when I finally saw it. I wished for a PC for a loooong time since I would go to my cousin to play GTA 2 almost every weekend (amazing times).

The pc was pretty good at the time. If I remember correctly it had a 1.8ghz AMD cpu,256mb of ram and a Geforce MX440 (could be mistaken). My first game on it was I think the demo of NFS hot pursuit 2, played that game for hours haha

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The first computer that I had... well, a laptop. It's the one I'm currently using. It's an ASUS laptop with a dual-core processor, 2 gigs of RAM, 320 gigs HD with 5400 rpm, however it doesn't have a dedicated graphics card and instead has the Intel chip for the GPU.

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My first game on it was I think the demo of NFS hot pursuit 2, played that game for hours haha

 

LOL... I played that game like crazy too.. Only thing I really remember about it was the terrible police sirens and loudspeaker voices

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Yep Encarta 95 for me too.

 

Back in the day when you could get away with printing a page off encarta for "homework". I remember doing my first peice of homework on a computer, all my mates had propper printers with colour ink! I had to use one of those old ribbon EPSON dot matrix machines with pink card if I remember correctly...

 

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I still see the dot matrix printers in chemists and other places where prescriptions are dealt with...

 

Here was my desktop

 

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I remember now it had an Intel Celeron CPU.

 

Cost like £1000 in all new too. Worth about 50p these days....

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Ok, can't resist. Kaypro Intel 8086, 4.77mhz, 512kb RAM, 2 (yes 2!) 256kb floppy drives, 9" square green screen. All in a metal box because it was a "portable" (and must have weighed 40lbs). The guy I bought it from said you could throw it and it wouldn't break. Thought about it, opted not to try it out. Oh yeah, it was connected to a whopping wide carrage Okidata dot matrix printer. Total package = $2600 in 1986. Crazy to think that my MacAir cost $1500 in August of last year some 25 years later. Wish I had a picture to share but don't. Can tell you that it (and it's immediate predecessor which was an upgrade to an 8088, 4.77+10mhz turbo mode AND a 10MB hard drive) generated a TON of dBase, Clipper and C code in its day.

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My first computer was a Dell Inspiron 6400 notebook (above). I got it as a gift from my parents in 7th or 8th grade, I can't remember exactly when. Now I own a 15" MacBook Pro that I couldn't be happier with. The Inspiron was causing me so many headaches before I made the switch, I couldn't even begin to describe...

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The first computer that I can really call my own is the one I'm using now. It's just a netbook though, nothing too powerful. It's an Asus Eee pc x101h. Here's the specs:

Intel N455 Atom 1.66Ghz processor MeeGo OS 10.1-inch, LED-backlit LCD, 1024 x 600 250GB HDD 1GB DDR3 Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n Bluetooth v3.0 2x USB 2.0 VGA, Ethernet, 3.5mm audio port

 

It's not much but it's pretty decent. The specs is enough for me to get work done and even play some games. One thing I dislike about it though is that it has really small keys and I'm fat-fingered so typing can sometimes be a hassle. LOL.

 

 

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I got my first computer about 15 years ago and as far as I remember the specs were: Pentium I processor, 20GB HDD, 256 MB RAM, Read Only CD drive. It cost aroung $1000 and I was pretty happy with it. And to think now I have a laptop with 10X memory and RAM but I am still not happy with it LOL.

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