Time Warp Computer Pricing at OCAU

@ 2004/08/04
f course, after spending $8499 on your TRS-80, you'd want to accessorise it. Acoustic couplers must have been selling like hotcakes in 1983 after Matthew Broderick used one in War Games. Or, $5999 gets you an 8.6MB hard drive capable of serving data up at 4.34 megabits/second while drawing 140W of power.

Comment from Sidney @ 2004/08/04
IBM 8086
Two giant real floppy A and B drives
10" Green Monitor
$2500

Assembled myself with my brother
286
256k memory
14" Amber monitor
Wheel of Fortune game loaded
$1200.

The DX/2 50 was a Toshiba laptop (work issued) $5600.



This one was on my desk for two years at work.
Comment from jmke @ 2004/08/04
how much did you pay for your first PC?

mine:
80486 DX/2 66Mhz
4Mb RAM
Vesa Local Bus S3 512Kb
400Mb HDD
17" Noname Monitor

total: €2000

 

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