Originally Posted by Donutz
TRS-80 Model II, 16K ram 16 line x 64 char screen resolution, cassette i/o. I think the clock speed was just over 1 MHz.
OK, that was a few years ago...
Thanks for the nostalgia Donutz! I see your Trash-80 and raise you a TI-99/4A with a 16-bit processor clocking at an astonishing 3MHz, with 256 bytes
of "scratchpad" RAM, 16K of video RAM, and 40x24 character screen res.
Okay, that was only a few fewer years ago...
I have mostly low-end machines now, after many years of being closer to the other end of the spectrum. I'm a software developer and get most of my fix at work, so about all I do at home is surf the web which doesn't take much compared to what I needed in the old days for video editing and ray-tracing. Although since getting my GoPro last year, I will definitely be spending a bit more on my next upgrade.
Current home computers:
HP Desktop: Pentium E2220 (dual-core, 2.4GHz), 4GB RAM, 500GB HD, Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Compaq Laptop: Pentium T3400 (dual-core, 2.1GHz), 2GB RAM, 250GB HD, Windows Vista Home Basic
Power Mac G4 (my garage computer): PowerPC (500MHz), 256MB RAM, 30GB HD, Xubuntu Linux 10.04
HP Z400 Workstation: Xeon W3550 (quad-core, 3.0GHz), 8GB RAM, 160GB HD, Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit, dual displays (23-inch and 19-inch)