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What Was Your First Pc?


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#1 m0le

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 05:49 AM

There's such as broad range of people on these forums that I thought it might be interesting to find out what machine they first found out about how great personal computers are.

For me, I was bought a Sinclair ZX Spectrum when I was about 10. That's 1981.

I think that the UK contingent will be mainly those, Amstrads, Commodores and BBC Micros...but the rest of the world I don't know.
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 06:30 AM

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:02 AM

More on the topic here. :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 10:38 AM

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:09 PM

Spectrum 48K

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:31 PM

Mine was a pentium 1 dell laptop, can't remember much about it other than it was heavy.
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 05:23 PM

@Garmanma. Did you pay 9k for it?

@King. I knew it had to be a Speccy...

@Nigglesnush. Your first PC was a laptop? Wow!
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 05:45 PM

Mine was a sinclair zx spectrum
I could spend ages wasting my time on it (I wish I could understand my newer PC ) :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 06:01 PM

@Nigglesnush. Your first PC was a laptop? Wow!


It feels like a long time ago, I have just found out it wasn't a Dell. It was a Toshiba Tecra 700CT I only really used it for the games but still I think phones have more power that it now.
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 06:54 PM

@Garmanma. Did you pay 9k for it?


Good Lord, no. I wouldn't even ay that much for a car back then
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 09:16 PM

Texas Instruments TI-99/4A
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TI-99

Still have the book and one game cartridge.
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Posted 16 August 2008 - 01:09 AM

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 11:10 PM

My first technology piece of equipment was a hand-me-down NES. I was four then. And the Duck Hunt game with the guns still worked (Mom's side of the family is huge. Five cousins had it before me and when I got it, it was pretty beaten up).

My first PC that I was exposed to was a very old Apple. I was 5-6 then and too young to notice the make and model, but the screen glitched here and there.

My first PC that my parents bought was a Gateway 500x PC.

In a lot of ways, if I hadn't been exposed to the Nintendo, I wouldn't had even bothered discovering computers. I played a lot with Barbies. Thank God for Mario and Duck Hunt... they saved my soul. :thumbsup:
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Posted 17 August 2008 - 11:23 PM

I played a lot with Barbies.


I hope Barbie gave you permission. :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 11:39 PM

ME = 1949. I was four.

A Chinese made simple abacus with both a letters and number system. I still have it. It did have a wire replaced tho'. Brass - Stringer.... What does one expect after 400 years +?
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