For Those That Think Their Laptop Costed Too Much

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For Those That Think Their Laptop Costed Too Much

Postby andy10917 » December 6th, 2018, 9:36 pm

This is for real - this was the cost of a personal computer in 1977. In today's dollars, it would be the equivalent of $25,012. Check out those specs!!

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Re: For Those That Think Their Laptop Costed Too Much

Postby TimmyG » December 7th, 2018, 11:58 pm

Whoa, that one had a hard disk. Our IBM PC without hard disk cost in 1983, with IBM employee discount mind you, close to that much. DOS had to be loaded via floppy.
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Re: For Those That Think Their Laptop Costed Too Much

Postby andy10917 » December 8th, 2018, 10:42 am

Yeah, a hard disk was very unusual. My first "real" computer was the IBM 5150 in early 1982. When configured, it cost me around $5,000. With two 320KB diskette drives, I managed to create a game for Activision -- in Assembler language. It took 45 minutes to compile and link the program, which was less than 5,000 lines of code. That would be a blink of an eye today.

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