Alin Vargatu

Traveling down the memory lane

Discussion created by Alin Vargatu on Sep 10, 2020
Latest reply on Sep 11, 2020 by Scott Perman
Branched from an earlier discussion

Matt Juric wrote:


Wayne Matus wrote:


It is still in my attic, should pull it out to see if it will still boot. Every computer I have bought cost roughly $2000.

It's funny how that works. The original price for the TI-99, first computer I ever had and the commodore 64, was both around $1500 in todays dollars. I bought both of mine used and paid much less.


Today the price I pay for a PC is somewhere between 1K and 2K depending on how and what I build it for. 


About the only time I've paid more than that is if I was building something closer to a server, RAID, multiple drives, etc etc and the only time I pay less than that is if I get something like a Chrome book. 

An 8086 + 8087 co-processor was the reason why I was so popular in university, being able to run AutoCAD on my IBM-XT clone.