What was your first PC?

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Mar 3, 2013

Apple IIe was the first, we also had an IBM XT near the same time my father used for word processing. Remember playing David's Midnight Magic pinball a lot on it and Lode Runner. I was pretty young so I missed classics like Ultima and Zork. My best friend and next door neighbors family had a C64 and his older brother got myself and my friend into a ton of great C64 classics.

I'm all nostalgic now. Miss those days.
Apr 21, 2015
First I used at home was a Macintosh (can't remember which version. at the very least it was black and white) which i'm pretty sure was my dad's first

First I personally owned was an ASUS eeePC netbook from like 2008
Feb 22, 2011
You guys are #oldasf

My first computer was a Compaq Presario CQ50

I was 14 when I got it because it was only about $400. Can't believe it took that long to get my own PC. Before that I was using my Wii's internet browser to go online. My mom had two generic computers (throughout my life) with Windows 98 and Windows XP on them. I wasn't always allowed to use her computers though so I wouldn't consider them mine.
Jun 13, 2005
First computer: commodore vic-20

First PC: Tandy 1000 EX. Another Team Tandy here!

CPU 7.16 mhz 8088
RAM 256 k
Video CGA with special 16 color mode
Sound 3 channel beeper
Drive 360k 5 1/4 floppy

The Tandy 1000 ex was the first computer I upgraded. I upgraded the ram for 256k to a full 640k. I mostly did that to play Test Drive II. I also added a 3.5 floppy and a 1200 baud modem. The floppy drive gave me the ability to play games without swapping disks. I even upgraded the cpu to a 12 mhz 8088 but by then it was past due for a new system.
Jul 31, 2006
packard bell p75. Fond memories of doom, diablo, a-10 cuba (demo) and fx fighter on that thing. Came with a cd containing a trailer for rob roy and the video for buddy holly by weezer among other things.
Jan 7, 2014
AT&T 486SX-33
4mb RAM
Cirrus Logic VESA video card with 512k vram
2400bps modem
Came with a monitor and a dot matrix printer for $1800 (nearly $2900 today) in late 1994.

I think we may have gotten a bit ripped off.


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Nov 10, 2004
It wasn't really my own computer but my house had an 8086. Monochrome monitor and so on. I learned basic DOS commands on it and that was about it.
Sep 3, 2009
First PC was a Pentium 133MHz with 32MB RAM, can't even remember what the video card was. I got that in early 1997.

Second was a hand-me down Pentium II 333MHz in 1999 with a lousy S3 ViRGE, then in 2001 I got another hand-me down Athlon 550MHz with 256MB RAM. I put a GeForce 2 MX in that.
Sep 24, 2013
Mine was like a Celeron 700MHz with what... 64MB of RAM, a dedicated sound card, a 3DFX graphic card, 20GB hard drive and a CD-R burner. To top it off, it came with the awesome Windows Me (sarcasm). At one point, I even managed to format it and put Windows 98SE lol. Don't remember the brand though... if it had one.


Personally mine? It was a laptop I got at college. An Intel CPU @ 1.7GHz (Pentium M I think), 512MB of RAM (which I upgraded to 1GB later), 100GB of hard drive, integrated sound & video. 1367x768 screen. CD-DVD read/burn. Toshiba-branded. I remember sending it once on warranty 'coz the cd/dvd drive stopped reading and burning stuff. ANd I sold it for 600$ and bought PC parts (Core 2 Duo, 2GB DDR2, GeForce 8500)
My mom had computers, but I never really paid attention to them until '05, when she got a Gateway with the newest XP OS on there.

I ran house on that thing for years, between fucking with the OS and messing with the hardware to changing Windows permissions and settings without my parents knowing. I practically let them use the computer without their knowledge. Eventually the thing was on it's last leg so I scrapped it. Took the HDD out though, it's in my current computer running strong with ~6.5GB of programs installed on it.
My first PC was a Compaq Presario with a Pentium 133MHz processor with 32MB RAM and a 20 gig hard drive if I remember correctly. This was in the fall of 1999. That was soon replaced by a K-Mart branded PC with a 633 mhz celeron processor and 32mb of ram I upgraded to 128mb. I used that one for about 2 years or so.


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Jun 1, 2009
An apple 2, I remember playing a few games on it. Battletech especially which I recall thinking was really cool but really hard.
Jun 2, 2013
I don't have any pictures, but it was a gray Gateway that ran Windows 95.

After Dad replaced it with a Windows 2000 desktop (since ME sucked), I was allowed to move it to my room. I was still very young to have a computer—6 or 7 I think—and I cherished the fact that I had my own computer, old as it was.
Sep 12, 2013
Not sure what the first one was, I know when i was very little in the early 90s that there was a PC i use to play some math game on.

i remember when we got a Power Macintosh around 94, I don't remember what model, but it was pretty cool.
Jun 23, 2013
286, want to say 12mhz, 20MB hard drive, VGA graphics, 2MB RAM (4?)

This was 1990 or 1991 and it was not a good game machine even then. Monkey Island 2 literally took half the hard drive.
Jun 23, 2004
That's a tough question!

-386. Can't remember the processor speed, but there was certainly a Turbo button. 66Mhz->99Mhz perhaps?
-Floppy drive
-Not sure if I had Windows, as I seem to recall running everything from the DOS prompt.
-HDD, unsure size. Maybe 300MB?
-Modem, hell no.
Jul 20, 2011
My dad bought us some IBM computer(I couldn't give you specs or model number because I was like eight or so and remembering that is kind of crazy but my dad did say it cost like $1000 in 1990 money.) It was monochrome and had like eight floppy disks of MS DOS which I could never figure out why it has so many disks. It also had a big ass book that taught you GW Basic which was over my head at that age.

My first computer that I bought with my own money was some Compaq Presario that I used for AOL and all that, back in the late 90s for high school.

Then my first built computer had a AMD 2600(?) with a Voodoo 3 2000.
May 19, 2006
Cambridge, UK
Atari 400

membrane keyboard with an electronic tick sound from inside the casing with every key press. 16k memory, cartridge slot for games and programmes, loading games off audio cassette or 5 1/4" floppy drive. It had 4 controller jacks that took standard 2600 controllers (sold separately- you can guess how that went down on Christmas Day 1982!). It had games that were much nicer than 2600 games with really nice versions of Space Invaders, Star Raiders, Asteroids, Donkey Kong, etc. You could get printers and modems (the sort where you had to put the phone receiver into a dock)

It also had shit like Maze of Death.

Traded this after 2 years for the bigger 800 (proper keyboard, 48k and 2 cartridge slots)
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