What is your very first computer?

Philippines
January 10, 2009 5:28am CST
Mine was a Commodore 64 computer. Its an 8 bit computer with 64kb of ram and you used it with a 5.25 inch floppy disk. This computer does not have its own monitor you have to plug it in on a TV. I got it way back 1984. I used it mainly for games. My second computer is an Apple IIc , it has a 128 kb of ram with a monochrome display.Those two were my very first computers and I still have it on my storage.
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@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
10 Jan 09
Wow that goes back a bit. Similar to myself. I started with an Atari 400. I was working in the hardware department of Sears and would spend my breaks poking around on the Atari in the sound department, which back then was also the computer department. Sears didn't do so well with them and sold me the entire department for just $85.00. They couldn't give it all to me because of store policy but they just wanted out of it. I came home with boxes of computer software and a couple more Atari computers include an 600 XL And 800 XL. I hope I have them name right it was more than 20 years ago now. My wife exploded because she thought I had taken out a loan to buy all that stuff. That is what got me interest in computers but I didn't stick with Atari. I moved on to PCs and became a computer instructor for about 20 years. Thanks for bringing back some cool memories
• Philippines
10 Jan 09
Yea I also remember the Atari 400. I remember we would go to our friends house and then we would play games there until the wee hours of the morning.
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@freecs (28)
• Indonesia
10 Jan 09
My first computer was a Pentium 2 computer and i still use it untill now. I already buy a pentium 4 computer. My Pentium 2 computer is faster than my pentium 4 computer. Odd, isn't it? But i still use my pentium 4 for internet and my pentium 2 for make documents and play games.
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• United States
11 Jan 09
my first computer was a Compaq Presario 5000 Series with windows 98 it was play toy.
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
10 Jan 09
Same as you Nightfall. My first computer was a Commodore 64. I used to play Mail Order Monsters and The Eidolon on that thing all the time. When I was a kid I read every manual my dad had for that thing and taught myself how to program in BASIC. Fun computer. My second machine was a 386 which ran DOS well, but then my brother kept putting Windows 95 on it which I couldn't stand.
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10 Jan 09
Oh dear. I'm going to show my age. My first computer was a Sinclair ZX81, with 1k RAM (yes, 1k). I did have a 16k RAM pack for it, though. The games came on cassette, like the C64, though the ZX was only black and white. After that, I had a ZX Spectrum (effectively the ZX82), which was colour and 128k. Then a BBC Master (on which I learned BASIC) and an Atari ST for games. Only after those did I get a PC. Since then I've always built my own, so I've never had a brand-name PC.
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@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
10 Jan 09
Hey, My very first computer was a 2.4GHz Pentium 4 with 512MB RAM and 80GB H.D.D. It isn't that bad but I guess. But comparing with the computer these days, it is nothing. Happy MyLotting!
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@vicky30 (4777)
• India
10 Jan 09
My first computer was a p3 computer with a 700mhz speed.I had a 4 GB hard disk in my computer.I also had an inkjet printer with it.I used it mostly for playing games.I sometimes used to check my mail.
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• India
10 Jan 09
mine was a compaq . It was fast, I mean I got it in 2004. So it was fast in 2004 with 128 MB RAM. But now it is slow. But I manage. I am infact writing with it now.
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• Philippines
10 Jan 09
My first computer was a P3 866MHz, with an ASUS motherboard, 256MB sdram, 40Gb Hard drive, and a 48x Creative CDROM. It was just an assembled computer from junked computers in my brother's office when I was a freshman in college. We just bought a very cheap monitor and it was working fine until I was on my 3rd year wherein the motherboard crashed while I was doing my project in programming. At least the data on my hard drive was still there.lol! ^_^
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• India
11 Jan 09
My first computer was a pentium one computer which was the best i have used..it had a 5.25 inch floppy first but later it was changed and then it had a 512 mb hard disk and the RAM was even more less having only 64mb of RAM..then it had the linux first and was later changed into windows 3.1 and then it did not have a mouse at first and then to install it we spent nearly $100 dollars and it did not have a cd rom and it did not have a provision for installing one also..this was the first computer that we had....Happy Mylotting...
• India
11 Jan 09
ma first computer was a compaq desktop.. 64 mb ram, 4 gb hard disk capacity.. 15" monitor.. it really sucked.. but was helpful to develop ma hardware skills.. :)
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
My first computer was an Intel Celeron 1.10.Ghz. It has a 256mb of ram with built-it soundcard. It has no AGP slot so i can install decent graphics card with it. It pretty much freeze everytime i play 3d games. I had TV Tuner installed though so i can watch tv anytime. I was using dial-up that time so downloading files can take some time. IT was never brought to the shop for repair because it was working pretty well. I just had trouble with Windows XP so i had to reformat it. I still have it here but it's not working anymore. Maybe i will try to revive it whenever i had enough cash to fund it.
• United States
11 Jan 09
As far as i can remember, back when I was in elementary school, they had those IBM PS/2 Model 25 computers that were a combo of monitor and base with a floppy drive built-in, and a keyboard to plug it in. I was chosen for a test of something that had to do with computers, and these computers were borrowed, meaning I could take them home with me with a little help. I was hooked the moment I flipped the power switch on. I can still smell it like it was yesterday, maybe even more clearly if it wasn't for this damned cold that i'm almost close to winning against. It was beautiful when I saw what was on the monitor screen. This was WAY before the Internet. The school even supplied me with educational games since it was from the school. I don't know if they're online now since they're probably abandonware or vaporware. But still, it was nostalgic in a good way. This is what an IBM PS/2 Model 25 looks like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKsO03-moXo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_PS/2 http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=1183
• United States
11 Jan 09
After my son finally talked me into getting a computer what he did is built the computer from scratch. That was the way I agreed for him to bring one in the house for me. For years he had tried to talk me into getting a computer and told me how nice it would be and how I would like it a lot. Well, this is five years later and I have one other computer since than and now I have a brand spanking new one because the second one just gave out. My son said that that computer was very outdated. So the computer I have now is a Windows Vista Home Premium.