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post #76 of 87
Hey GQ, You can have your old computer for $10! http://cgi.ebay.com/vintage-Compaq-p...QQcmdZViewItem
post #77 of 87
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Originally Posted by c3cubed View Post
The Monitor is a 17" which cost a fortune then, and still produces one of the very best resolutions today - not even Apple seemed to compare.
I can still do basic work on it (if the wait isn't too long!) but really, only good for playing Solitaire now.


No offence, but there is no way that monitor can compare to anything being sold now.

Joining in late, my first was a Sinclair spectrum 48K. I hated tape loading.
post #78 of 87
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No offence, but there is no way that monitor can compare to anything being sold now.

Joining in late, my first was a Sinclair spectrum 48K. I hated tape loading.

I dunno, my current work office has 2 widescreens Hp2105 monitor, and a Toshiba 2560 X 1600 resolution monitor and being LCD - images are nice and detailed but the technology still doesn't allow images to "jump off the page" the way standard monitors do, nor do the colours compare in intensity or brightness.

While not offended by your remark, I still think the earlier Aptiva has a great picture quality, to the point that certain images will appear 3D. Perhaps it has a superior video card for the particular model.
Also don't forget that it was of a previous generation that was still manufactured in North America and not in China - hence the reason it has lasted well over 10 years.
post #79 of 87
Hardcore photo-editing dudes prefer CRTs over LCDs hands down. Better contrast and color rendition -- and there were some great 2D cards back then.
post #80 of 87
First (and only) is an IBM laptop my father-in-law set up for us....
post #81 of 87
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Hardcore photo-editing dudes prefer CRTs over LCDs hands down. Better contrast and color rendition -- and there were some great 2D cards back then.

I'm not a design or photo-editing dude, but my impression is that people are finally switching to s-ips panels for that kind of work. Those that are really anal or have their work transfered to print use a combination of spectrometers and software to calibrate them.
post #82 of 87
the first computer i had contact with: C64
first i owned: nintendo gameboy (the slim one in grey)
post #83 of 87
Epson
post #84 of 87
apple iie
post #85 of 87
I had a computer that I remember being called a "DEC-10" (we said "deck ten"). I googled around and can't figure out exactly what it was, or find a picture, but maybe some of you will know. It plugged into the TV and we used a cassette deck to save and upload programs. You could only save or upload one or two times per cassette, then there was too much noise and the computer would not upload the program. The first programs I wrote drew lines across the screen. Then we moved up to drawing a stick figure. It rocked. This was 1979 or 1980 IIRC.
post #86 of 87
Spectravideo 328:



Followed by Atari ST:



Since then, just standard issue PC crap. Boring. 80's were much more fun.
post #87 of 87
Mine was Commodore 128D, but i only used it to play Commodore 64 games on it.
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