First computer I "used" (not really used, but rather pushed on buttons and played one or two games) was a ZX 81 (red color), and a ZX Spectrum 82 with a wooping 48K memory and 3.5MHz speed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Spectrum
This was also the oldest computer I ever wrote a program for.
I still have it (incl. all manuals, etc) and it still works...
After that when I grew older we got a Commodore 64:
with 64 Kb RAM.. OMG! Still have boxes full of floppies with games (original version of MANIAC MANSION... WHOOOHOO) and also many cassette tapes (instead of floppies which were 'state of the art' and with disk drives as big as a modern designed media center..., computers worked mainly with tapes). Also all the manuals, etc, and working (although keyboard has many sticky keys
This was also a computer which you could literally pull chips out and replace them, solder your own connections, etc... It was a tweakers' computer, so to speak
After that, my first "Personal Computer" was a 286 with a CGA graphics card (I believe with DOS 3.0), then switched to a Tulip 286 (DOS 4 and 5) with Hercules graphics card, which is b/w but with special high resolution (7xx x 500) (it was a "Tulip").
From there it went 386 (Windows 3.x), 386DX, 386DX2 (Win 3.11), 486DX2, 486DX4, Pentium (Win 95), etc...
And somewhere in between I sometimes used an Atari and my nephew had an Amiga...
Originally posted by MenthiX
A HP Vectra ES
8MHz CPU (286)
640KB RAM (enough for everybody )
5.25 inch floppy
Black and white monitor!!!!!
Oh my, such one (from the HP Vectra series) is still sitting next to me (though it is a Pentium, Vectra XM): picture
(never mind the extreme mess... a bomb exploded