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brams



Joined: 27 Dec 2005
Posts: 511
Location: Blackburn, England

PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1981 Sinclair ZX Spectum 48k SOLD
1983 BBC Micro Model B SOLD
1985 Commodore Amiga A500 SOLD
1987 Amstrad/Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2 SOLD
1990 Acorn A3000 SOLD
1992 Acorn Electron SOLD
1993 Atari 800XL SOLD
1994 Acorn A3000 SOLD
1996 Macintosh Performa 5200 SOLD
1997 Power Macintosh 7300/166 SOLD
1998 Toshiba Laptop P100 I got given SOLD
1999 NeXTstation Color SOLD
2000 2x NeXTstation Turbo Color 1 SOLD
2000 Power Macintosh 8500/120 SOLD
2000 Macintosh 840av
2000 Macintosh Quadra 650
2000 Macintosh IIci SOLD
2001 Power Macintosh G4 667
2001 TiBook 667 SOLD
2001 Mac plus
2001 Power Macintosh 6100/66 thrown away as it broke
2004 Power Macintosh G4/466
2004 Apple Newton MP2100
2005 iBook G4 14" SOLD
2005 Pismo 500
2005 BeBox 133
2005 NeXTcube Turbo Dimension
2005 Cobalt Qube SOLD
2006 Silicon Graphics Octane MXE
2006 MacBook Pro 15" SOLD
2007 Wallstreet
2008 MacBook Pro 17" Hi Def
2008 440bx PC thrown away as it broke
2009 Irwindale XEON PC for playing games on
2010 PowerBook G4 12" that needs a new logic board as the graphics broke
2010 27" iMac i7 I hope finances permitting

Still wants Amiga A4000T
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cjbriare



Joined: 09 Jul 2007
Posts: 71
Location: Las Vegas, NV

PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My dad said that when he was considering buying a computer he ALMOST went with NeXT.

But..being a graphic designer he went with the PowerMac 7100 a few years later because of the software he needed.

He said he spent over $10,000 on that whole setup.

PM 7100
17" display
Scanner
LaserWriter Select 360
Pinnacle micro MO drive


I guess it all added up. haha
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aragon



Joined: 09 May 2007
Posts: 60
Location: Germany

PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first own computer was a Commodore C-16. I bought this cheap after hanging around my friends' C64s.

Since it was not compatible with the C64, but had a better BASIC as well as a built-in 6502 monitor, I got used to writing / porting / adapting software.

Together with a friend I upgraded this machine to 64 KB a few months later.

Sold this machine 2 years later to buy an Amiga 500. Again, ugrading the machine to Kickstart 1.3 and 1 MB RAM was obligatory at the time. The Amiga served me really well for a few years, I eventually even bought a GVP SCSI expansion with a 50MB (later 105MB) HDD!

This machine was superseded by a used Amiga 3000. This was my main computer during my student years. Later I had to work with PCs Shocked, but Linux came to rescue me from M$'s fangs...

I read about NEXT machines in the seminal Byte issue, but could not afford to buy one back in the day. However, I was lucky to find a Nextstation on my campus and was even allowed to play with it for a few days! It really outshone the Apollo workstations sitting beside it and foreshadowed the rise of the Internet.

Ahhh, memories Very Happy
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protocol7



Joined: 03 Sep 2008
Posts: 103

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first computer was a 1MB A500. Bought it used with a bunch of software back in 94. I didn't have a monitor so it was plugged into my TV with the sound later going into my HiFi. I was probably more productive back in those days than I am now. Less software to get distracted with and no damn internet! After a couple of years I upgraded to a stock A1200 for the speed, extra RAM and AGA goodness, and then eventually a PC (wanted a Mac but the PC was just better bang-for-buck). I still have both Amigas. The PC was upgraded into oblivion.
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