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What Was The Specs Of Your First Ever PC?

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My first ever personal computer was an IBM clone PC XT - 286 and it has an 80286 Processor it has a speed of 4.77Mhz , 640KB RAM, 20MB Hard Drive, 5.25 and a 3.5 Floppy Drives and comes along with a 14 inch Monochrome Monitor (green screen).   

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Mine was a green screen KayPro, looked a lot like your's.

I remember the early days of the internet on it.  I'd connect via 14.4 modem to the internet.  I'd then navigate to a "website" via an IP address a friend shared with me.  You'd do this at the command line level.  Once connected you do a directory listing.  It would then show you a list of .zip files.  They were all games, you'd have to decide what game you wanted to try based on the .zip file name.  They were not very large, probably a few megabytes or less, but at those download speeds it would take forever :) 

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The only thing i remember about my first pc that it was a Cypress and it looked like a time machine:alien:. I think it runs in 533 mhz with a CRT monitor. I remember when i first opened it, the sound card and motherboard was enormous . It also have 32mb video card :fear:. Basically it was my practice PC and i learned a lot with it, but unfortunately it didn't last that long.

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Well, I supposed it depends on what you mean by a personal computer.

My first computer was a Commodore VIC-20, which had a whopping 5 KB of RAM and no hard drive. For some reason, my parents didn't bother buying the external tape drive until later, so when I first got it, all I could do was learn the BASIC programming language and write mini-programs, all of which would be deleted as soon as I turned off the computer. There was no monitor. Instead, you connected it to the VHF/UHF connections on the back of your TV. I later received the external tape drive so I actually had some storage.

My second computer was a Commodore 64, with a whopping 64 KB of RAM. Again, no hard drive, but it had a floppy drive that took the 5.25" disks.

My third computer, which is what most people would consider a personal computer, was an IBM Personal Computer XT with a 10 GB hard drive, and a floppy drive. It had an Intel 8088 microprocessor running at 4.77 MHz. I don't remember how much RAM it had, but it was somewhere between 64 KB and 256 KB. If I remember right, it had the CGI video card (16 colors) and a color monitor. Might have had EGA, which allowed 16 colors to be shown simultaneously out of a total possible 64 colors.

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My first PC was a PC AT with a VGA monitor.  Being a kid in high school, I was not particular with the specs of my CPU.  All I know is that I needed one for school so I egged  my dad to buy me one.  What I remember is that I use MS DOS 3.0 to boot up the computer and I used Wordstar 4.0 and Lotus 123 for my reports.  I used a noisy Citizen 200GX to print my documents. Those were the days. :)
 

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On 3/20/2018 at 10:52 PM, Codebuilder said:

Being a kid in high school, I was not particular with the specs of my CPU.

 

I had to look up the specs for my first computers. I knew some of the specs, but not all of them. Like, I didn't know my VIC-20 had 5 KB or RAM instead of 20 KB. I assumed the 20 stood for 20 KB, but it doesn't. :) 

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I don't have a photo of mine, sad. My first PC was a set-up. My father actually asked a friend of his to buy one for me to help with school projects at the lowest price possible. So, what I had was a system that has an 850 MHz AMD Duron processor, 512 MB of ram, no video card, 15" monitor, low-grade keyboard and mouse, and an HP printer. I can't recall the motherboard brand and model, but it was crap.

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My first ever PC had 4GB of ram, 1GB graphic card from AMD and dual core processor, from AMD. It was AMD build and I played a lot of games on it back in 2011. Monitor is 22 inches, VGA but  has FULL HD ( 1920X1080 ) resolution. Most of the games worked on high and ultra until the end of PS3/XBOX 360 era. Nowadays, I am still able to play some AAA games on it, such as The Witcher 3, my favorite one. My computer is still good, but most of the new games are not working of it, because they require newer hardware and some instructions, regarding CPU ( I think the instruction is called SSE 4.1 which, sadly, my CPU does not posses ).  

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Aside from the diskette-based micro computers like PC-XT and PC-AT which I had used in our office, my first personal computer is hard disk-based already with 16 kb of memory and 70 mb of hard disk storage. It was the generation of PC before Intel came out with the Pentium series. When Windows came to fore that computer couldn't install Windows but we tried installing modules by modules just for fun. And we had fun after a week of trying. Voila, Windows was running although it takes more than 2 minutes for the home page to fully display. 

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