drgeoff
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Re: What was your first computer?

Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:53 pm

XimenaR wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:56 am
Jongoleur wrote:
Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:58 am
My first computer was a Science of Cambridge Mk14, though learning to program using SC/MP machine code in 256 bytes of memory was a challenge.  After a while, it was sold and I was computerless until I got a ZX81.

Thereafter I had a C64 (beige case), an Amstrad 1512 and several "self built" PC clones with 386, 486 and Pentium processors.  Aside from the main sequence I've also had (for specific purposes) an Archimedes 3010 and a Mac Mini (which was a disappointment).

Currently, a box with an AMD thingy lurks under my desk and I've a laptop and netbook elsewhere around the house. I tried an android tablet but gave up in disgust (cheap ones are no good and expensive ones are too expensive!).

7+5?  Oh come on....
I think my brother had this computer when we were young. I could really relate with the memory issue, it was such a pain! And Mac mini was a huge disappointment! Gosh, those times when you had to deal with these models!
@XimenaR
There are at least 12 computers mentioned in the post you quoted. Which one do you mean by "this computer"?

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Re: What was your first computer?

Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:33 pm

first computer to use was a custom computer with amd thingy on asus moboard first to use frequintly was a dell 755 micro form and first to own was (and is) a hp pavilion g6 with a core i3 2330m and amd radeon 7400m graphics card
I do strange things and am sometimes the techhead stereotype.
deal with it!

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Re: What was your first computer?

Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:14 pm

My baby was Pentium 4 2.0, I immediately fell in love with PCs and the internet and man, was I hooked ;)

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Re: What was your first computer?

Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:22 pm

IBM ThinkPad R50e. I seem to recall the RAM being upgraded to 768MB. Sadly that computer was sold for parts years ago to someone...
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Re: What was your first computer?

Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:13 am

circa: 1999 was a hp with a cele something or other that my aunt gave me that had been in a house fire in winter and frozen in about 8 inches of water from firemen in oh feb...took it home tore it down let it sit about a week to dry out re assembled and it fired up and was in service for almost 4 yrs after then i started building em (no coding)-last rig i built was a domed s939 amd something...
remember ,never approach a computer thinking this will only take a minute
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frank_richard
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Re: What was your first computer?

Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:37 am

my first computer was Lenovo R61i laptop, which i purchased in 2008, it's specs were 2 gb ram, 80gb hard disk and intel celereon processor with windows 7.

beifeng
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Re: What was your first computer?

Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:34 pm

My first computer? This question brought me back to 20 years ago!

I started my career as a Chinese language translator and I needed a computer to handle my jobs. So I went to the electronic market and "gathered" the CPU, ROM, hand disk, the motherboard, and main machine.. It was a PC in no brand, but it worked amazingly...

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Re: What was your first computer?

Wed May 15, 2019 12:54 pm

My first computer was way back in 1986 which was called ATARI 65XE. I could have ATARI ST but my parent couldn't afford it. It got some great games for it such as ZYBEX, Dragnus and so on.

Then one year later, I got Commodore 4 as they have better games such as Turrican, Turrican 2, IK+, Rick Dangerious, Pitstop 2, Golden Axe and so on.


Then in 1991, I got Amiga 500 Cartoon Classic with Bart Simpons, Captain planets, Lemmings(I love the puzzle game with Excellent Music!). There is too many Games lists on what I like such as Supercar 2, Lotus 2, Speedball 2, Xenon 2, Turrican 2(bit harder than C64 Versions!) and so on.

Then in 2000, I got PC Petium 3 700MHZ with 512MB ram and it was most Costly PC I ever bought from PC WORLD(Never again as might well build your own PC Spec!) and got some good games for it but not good as Amiga thought!

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Re: What was your first computer?

Fri May 17, 2019 4:55 am

PSX wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 12:54 pm
My first computer was way back in 1986 which was called ATARI 65XE.
I remember those. The ST still has a very modern look to me. What was the first machine for which you wrote a computer program?

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