Friday, August 29, 2003

OK Computo

After the debacle in trying to fix my dad's computer (in which both his and mine croaked), I finally went ahead and got a new one. It's a PC near the bottom of Dell's line, but I don't need a souped up computer, just something for storage and as a server. But then I thought it would be interesting to compare my brand spanking new 2003 computer with my first one from 1994.

manufacturer Quantex Microsystems Dell
Date ordered 3/24/94 8/27/03
Chip Intel Pentium P60 MHz Intel Celeron 2.2 GHz
RAM 8 MB 128 MB Shared DDR SDRAM at 333MHz
OS DOS 6.2, WfW3.11 Windows XP
Optical drive 2x CD-ROM 4x DVD+RW/+R Drive w/CD-RW
Hard drive 420 MB 40GB Ultra ATA/100 7200RPM
Communications 14.4 Fax Modem Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
Video PCI Bus Paradise Video Integrated Intel 3D Extreme
w/ 1MB memory Graphics w/ 32MB DVMT
Printer HP DeskJet 550C, $330.50 Dell J740 Inkjet, included
(reg price $719) (reg price $79)
Monitor included not included
Price paid $3100.50 $518.52
(includes printer)

Holy crap, I can't believe I spent so much and got so little out of it! What I could get with $3100 today boggles the mind.....

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