An ITGuy with an eMachines... What a surprise
Hehe...Tell me about it.
We all have to start somewhere, right?
Yes we do... If I was totally clueless about computers, and buying my first, I might pick an eMachines too
From my experience with them, it was ok for basic word processing. But once taken out of that realm of computing, it liked to throw "hissy fits".
I guess if that's all the user is going to do and they are on a budget, it's an 'ok' buy. But I personally wouldn't recommend that brand.
My first pc and computer was
gateway profile 4
pent. 4 3.0 ghz
i had to share it with my mom and it died in a year
It's a bit strange when my newest computer (a P4-3GHz) is the same thing as someone else's first computer... guess I'm getting old!
(For free) in 2002 i got my own sweet awesome comp.. FOR FREE!
it had a 300 Mhz p2 192 megs of ram and a 4 meg "AGP" (Hardly) card. With a six gig HD. i have been using it since then and up till about a month ago.
My first pc was back in...wayyyyyy back in ..... 1984. It was a Packard Bell. It was a whopping fast 3mhz or a blazingly fast 9mhz in turbo mode. It had a 30mb hard drive, ms-dos 3.3, and a 5.25" floppy drive. As I recall, my dial-up modem was super fast at 2400 baud. I recall my video card as having only 2 colors but don't remember anything else about it. I didn't have a mouse in those days, it wasn't around in those days. We typed all of our commands.
Those were the days! I recall having my computer call my cousin's computer and we'd play "You sank my battleship" on our rainy days. There was a local bulletin board in which we could leave messages to the sys-op. No email back then. Ms-Dos was our operating system.
My first Pc:
I think i got my PC too late...
Better late than never...
my parents first computer was a 180mhz compaq. Don't remember the specs though. My first computer I bought with my graduation money was an hp pavilion, 500mhz, 128mb ram, decent sized hd, a whopping 8mb video, and 21" crt.
DX386 80mhz turbo
I think drive was 120mb drive
all I did was invoices and quotes
when I went online I bought a 200mhz with 32mb memory and 250mb drive
windows 95 crashed 4 times a day cost 1200.00
486/66 IBM Aptiva
My first pc's,and i still have/use it now,spec's are:
AMD Duron (tm) processer
40gb hard drive
note:Had it for like 11 or 12 years and it's still working.
I'm only 11 but i now i had it since i was born,or a little bit before that because my dad told me.
i can only remember some of the specs of the first pc we had, but it had: 90mhz processor, 610mb hdd and probably 32mb ram but i'm not exactly sure. ooh and it had a cd rom drive 4x i think
i have an old laptop that i got off ebay to play around with, it has 100mhz pentium cpu, 780(ish)mb hdd, 16mb ram and a floppy drive of course it beats anything out there today
Anyone remember machines made by a Dutch co called Hercules? We thought it was the dogs bo**ocks.
I posted this image on another thread - anyone recognise what this is?? The little one is a 40Gb 2.5"
Yeh you are still missing the attachment there Al
too damn clever this forum - the image is/was already attached to a message in thread 'sales people' so here is another one - as said the smaller drive is a 2.5" laptop of about 40 Gb.
thats aahh... verry big hdd....:suspiciou
The first hard drives had 20" platters. They were 10 and 20MB capacity, and very slow in accessing data... Very noisy too
The platters in my lump are 5" - but I don't think the drive was that big in capacity - maybe a couple of Mb. I remember my second PC had a 30Gb drive in it -whew, all that space!
P2 200mhz with 64mb ram, 2 GB HD.... IDK much else about it.
Second Comp (built)
VIA KT333 chipset
512MB DDR Crucial
GF3 upgraded to 9600XT upgraded to 6600GT
Specs of your first PC?
hi, was just reading a thread in the "other hardware" section about free older parts and it reminded me of my first pc i ever owned.
here are the specs that i can remember:
cpu: not sure but it had a bus speed of 133MHz
memory: 128mb pc100 ( i still have this stick in my desk hehe)
video card: voodoo 16MB
hard drives: 10GB western digital @ 10,000rpm's (xp pro took just about all of this up) + 4GB western digital @ 7,200rpm's
beige full tower care (ugly as all hell)
cooling: i dont remember seeing any
cd/dvd drivers: just a cd rom drive with slow writing abilities.
power supply: unknown
i had purchased this off ebay im going to say about 6 years ago for about $350 + shipping. i then bought a 15" or 17" CRT monitor to go along with it at a local pc shop for another $75. i was real excited about my first computer, until it died due to power surge 2 years later. but before it died, i had to upgrade the video card to a g-force 64MB card.
boy have times changed in the pc world in these few short years.
click below to see part of the pc100 stick
Wow my first computer had 4 Ram cards in it ! Yes I was sure proud of my 4 X 1meg Sims. Later I updated it to 8X 1Meg Sims. But then again, Windows wasn't even made yet.
God I'm old !
I've still got some of those Sim cards, as well (they always faulted, on everyones computer - some things haven't changed)
cira '89; wife's system
Motorola 68030 CPU and 68882 FPU, with 25 MHz .
The IIci came with either a 40 or an 80 megabyte hard disk (scsi). Added flopptical 230mb device + hi-end scanner.
used it for desktop publishing for over 7 years.
Pentium III, 733mhz 512 ram, dual boot win98se/Linux RH 6