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Old 11-10-2014, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Madrid, Spain
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In my humble opinion.
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:11 PM
 
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I wasn't exactly poor or rich and had a c64. I do recall the first PC bought around 95 costing some ridiculous amount, something like $2600.
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Old 11-10-2014, 07:24 PM
 
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IBM PC-1 1982 A little over $3k. Almost as much as the car we bought.
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Rich was as likely Apple ][ to Mac

64 progression was to the 128 for many.
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Old 11-11-2014, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Madrid, Spain
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I said logical. A Commodore 64 was cheaper and better than an Apple ][. An Amiga was cheaper and better than a Mac. PCs didn't get good graphics and sound until the 90s. And you could use a cheap color TV instead of an expensive PC monitor. Top price/quality relationship.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFJBpN2a8t4
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Old 11-12-2014, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Madrid, Spain
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PCs in the 80s (with PC speaker sound):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1isu8oMxTw
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:01 AM
 
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I wasn't exactly poor or rich and had a c64. I do recall the first PC bought around 95 costing some ridiculous amount, something like $2600.
Our first home pc was an hp pavilion. It had a slot p3, a massive 128mb of RAM and a 16gb hard drive, out the door it was something like 3300 dollars
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Old 11-26-2014, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Madrid, Spain
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Extension of the topic. If you really needed a PC in the 80s, these had the top price/quality relationship (in Europe):

Retro Isle - Amstrad PC

The cheapest one, the Sinclair PC. It could use a TV instead of an expensive PC monitor.

OLD-COMPUTERS.COM musem ~ Sinclair PC 200
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Old 11-26-2014, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Madrid, Spain
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