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Highest Echelon

A personal finance blog. Paying for my University, life and eventually achieving financial freedom.

My Very First Computer

Sunday, October 22, 2006

I already posted about the first computer I bought with my own money. But years before that my mother and I bought this computer. This must have been over 10 years ago.
  • IBM Aptiva
  • Windows 95
  • 166 Megahertz Intel processor without MMX which came out a few weeks later (Damnit!)
  • 16 MB of ram
  • 2.3 GB of hard drive space spread across 3 hard drives: 1: 1000MB 2: 700MB 3: 600MB.
  • 8 x CD drive. No burner of any type.
  • It was black.
It cost $2000 with a printer.

What was your very first computer?
posted by johnwilkx, 6:53 PM

4 Comments:

My first computer was very similar (Win 95 and 166 MHz) only that it had just one 2GB hard drive and was not branded; someone assembled it for us.

If I remember correctly, it costs us something like $800 to get that in 1998 (I am not sure of the year but somewhere around that time)
Btw, the new look of your blog is great !
My very first computer was a Frankenlaptop with a black and white screen, running Windows 3.1. I can't remember the specs, but they were pretty laughable.

I learned a very important lesson when I thought I had screwed the cap back on my water bottle and hadn't. [sigh]

It may not be a coincidence that I've bought desktops ever since.
Ty! :)

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