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4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 22, 2011, 11:22 kanniballl
 
Verno wrote on Sep 22, 2011, 11:02:
90s Best Buy Flyer of the Day.

That brings back some memories. Finally got rid of my last CRT last weekend in a garage sale. Hell I only got an LCD that had decent black levels in the past two years anyways.

I found an old Computer magazine behind some basement furniture as I was cleaning up from earlier... it was a real computer-price time machine.


Man, I remember when my parent's 486DX 33MHz w/ 8MB Ram + 15" CRT was over $3,000 USD. Puny hard drive, no sound card, no game card, or anything else flashy. I think it was a Zeos brand PC.

Prior to that, we had a Commodore 128 for years. 1-2 years after we got the 486, my mom's place sold her one of their old 386's for peanuts. So I could do my homework while she was dialed into work via the modem.


But man, those prices vs specs. Now you can get a cheap PC w/ hundreds or thousands of times the specs for under a grand.
 
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