What was the first computer you owned?

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  1. Support.2@XOTIC PC

    Support.2@XOTIC PC Company Representative

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    Some crappy HP desktop from 2000.
    Oh those were the days.... Glorious World of Warcraft at 15 FPS.
     
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    Teraforce Flying through life

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    Some of the tech demos that have been made for the Atari 400/800/XL/XE series machines recently are mind blowing. Look up "Numen" on YouTube Sometime (I'd post it here, but there's an NSFW scene in it, unfortunately)
     
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    ahl395 Ahlball

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    My first computer in my household, all I remember was a Pentium II or III desktop running Windows ME

    The first computer I owned was a Sony VAIO laptop with XP and a Pentium M
     
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    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Oh man, Windows ME... We had that abomination on our first PC as well...
     
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    I can't say I remember it too much, I was pretty young then :D Most of my time on the computer was spent on Roller Coaster Tycoon :biglaugh:
     
  6. kenny1999

    kenny1999 Notebook Evangelist

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    The first computer I owned was a Compucon PC bought in 1995. It was like "Pentium 586", 4 or 8 MB RAM. 6.4GB Hard disk, CD-ROM, and an Epson Printer.

    I remember it cost more than USD 2000 for that set. It was a really waste of money

    I forgot if it was Windows 3.1 or Windows 95. Likely Windows 95.
     
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    Is it odd that I miss hearing the seek noises that older hard drives used to make?
     
  8. Datamonger

    Datamonger Notebook Evangelist

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    Only if it's weird that I miss the sound that old hard drives made when the platters were spinning. The sound that a LaserDisc player makes when spinning up is pretty cool too.
     
  9. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Notebook Geek

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    Aside from home computers (I had a Vic-20 and an Amiga 1200) my first proper PC was some beige box 386 desktop running Windows 3.1, I think it was a Compaq or Dell. It was the first and last desktop I've actually owned.

    For college I got my first laptop, a second hand Compaq Concerto (basically a Microsoft Surface but 20 years ago) which I installed Win95 on. It was a lower end 486 33mhz and a black and white screen which blurred when you so much as looked at it, definitely couldn't play Jazz Jackrabbit on that thing. Mine was missing the pen.

    After that I got a "proper" laptop for University, a Thinkpad 755CD. 486DX4 100mhz with 40mb ram (on a card, remember them?). Did all my Uni work on that one, great little laptop with a swappable CD/Floppy via the keyboard tray design. Keyboard was fantastic, it was very compact (although about 3" thick) and it could run Doom.

    EDIT: pics of the Compaq and Thinkpad here:
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    I actually used these for years as I rarely needed anything more than a word processor, I eventually got an Inspiron 1300 which was during the first wave of genuinely cheap but very capable consumer laptops, it was £350 before I upgraded the memory to 2gb from 512mb. For the money it was amazingly fast and well built, in fact I have a similar spec Compaq ze4900 as a workbench machine running Lubuntu which is trucking along nicely playing music and displaying wiring diagrams. That cost me £8 off eBay!
     
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    kenny1999 Notebook Evangelist

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    I remember these computers which is a joke today
     
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