The Difference 25 Years Makes [Pic]

Submitted by: Gottamgear 2 years ago in Tech

Colby Walkmac: 1 MB RAM, 20 MB hard drive, & no modem. Upgradeable to 2 MB RAM & 40 MB hard drive. $6,000 in 1990.
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Female 2,691
But then again, I listen to my 2,000 or so collection of cds on my discman. I also have a turntable and tape deck-- (which, okay, I never use) Hey, what works, works. Grease up the Reo, and when the iceman comes, we`ll let him listen to the gramophone, and we`ll take pictures of each other with the Brownie.
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Female 2,691
Computers? huh. You can`t telephone my dad if he`s not home, because he doesn`t have a cell, and he won`t buy a new phone with answering machine built in, because he want`s to keep his old phone and buy a stand-alone answering machine, of which he will not believe no longer exists. Well, before she died, my mom typed recipes and letters on her (non-electric) typewriter. I bet most of you kids don`t even know what that is.
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Male 15,261
@Forplay2k one of those was my work PC at a big six accounting firm in the 1990`s
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Male 1,104
A portable computer from 60 years ago ...


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Male 1,104
some things are resistant to change ...


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Male 194
@durdikkimeng
Yeah? Where`s it`s USB then? Not much using COM or LPT ports anymore.
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Male 704
A portable computer from 30 years ago....





IBM Portable PC 5155
Model: Model 68
Introduced: February 1984
Price: US $4225.
Weight: 30 pounds
CPU: Intel 8088 @ 4.77MHz
RAM: 256K, 640K max
Display: 9-inch amber display
CGA graphics, 80 X 25 text
Storage: Two 360KB 5.25-inch disk drives
Ports: 1 parallel, 1 serial, CGA video
OS: IBM PC-DOS Version 2.10 (disk)
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Male 5,872
Still got my Acorn Electron, 30 years old this year. 6502(?) 2MHz processor, 16kB ram, cassette player for storage, £200. (£561 equivalent today)
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Male 17,511
Just wait, the next 25 will be even more remarkable.

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Male 15,261
In 1990 I bought my girlfriend a PSION MC600, which ran DOS and Lotus Symphony (word processor, spreadsheet, charting functions, a database and comms package). It was smaller than laptops of the day weighing only 4.31bs and had a 30 hour battery life on 8 AA batteries. I paid GBP300.

The earlier version MC400 had a multitasking O/S but didn`t run DOS.

My own system was a Psion 3A, which ran for nearly a week on 2 AA batteries and kicked the arse of just about everything. There was loads of software, and if I needed apps, I just wrote my own.
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Male 1,497
I had a 2GS, it was super weak.
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Male 5,163
started with Commodore-16
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Male 7,031

You could make some pretty decent waffles on that old one.
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Male 3,908
First PC we had was a Tandy 1000. Now that I think about it, I really miss those old DOS games like King`s Quest & Space Quest.
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Male 1,253
@Patch. Yay! I had the Sinclair ZX80. 4K on board, but the 16K expansion block made you feel like king of the world!
I built my first one. 9 switches. 8 binary and an execute switch. Soldered everything on the board, the Darlington Trans arrays, the gateway arrays, everything.
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Male 2,675
My first (parents` first) was an Adam computer. Colecovision word processor, basically. lol.
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Male 4,745
Heck, I had a Timex Sinclair 3000 back in the late 70`s/early 80`s. It had a "ram pack" that clicked onto the back of it to give it a total of 16k of ram.
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Male 759
But the big thingy will physically connect to pretty much anything.
The little thingy won`t.
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Female 54
My 1st computer was a Sanyo in the early `80s. I could type 5 pages, then I had to open a new file because the old one was too big to handle!
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Male 13,630
Its scary, now I have a phone which pretty much does everything
And a TV which downloads films, throws up internet, pick a box set of a series, whatever you want, dayum
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Male 670
Link: The Difference 25 Years Makes [Pic] [Rate Link] - Colby Walkmac: 1 MB RAM, 20 MB hard drive, & no modem. Upgradeable to 2 MB RAM & 40 MB hard drive. $6,000 in 1990.
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