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  1. Sillstaw

    Sillstaw GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I’m sure back in the 80s, the idea of a computer costing less than $100 was unthinkable. Now there’s a laptop for that price, and Raspberry Pi’s go for even less.
    (I’m sure the flying noise I heard was the point of the comic going over my head.)

  2. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    sigh

  3. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, almost 2 years ago

    or, congress slashing the budget so that 750k people will lose their jobs, because it is acceptable sacrifice for limited gov’t.

  4. skeeterhawk

    skeeterhawk said, almost 2 years ago

    Cute, Sillstaw. Hmm, my C64 cost $200. But … I had to get a TV/monitor to hook it up to … and a disk drive … and a printer. I guess I spent $800-$900 after all. Aw. Now I spend less than $500 and get millions times more computing power, gaming, communications, graphics, storage, printing, etc.

  5. 25strings

    25strings said, almost 2 years ago

    I spent $100 just to add 16K of RAM to my Apple II Plus.

  6. Burnside217

    Burnside217 said, almost 2 years ago

    My first computer was an Apple //e, it costs something like $2,200. If I would have waited 2 weeks, I could have gotten it with more features, duel 5.5" disk drives, for $600 bucks less.

  7. Habogee

    Habogee said, almost 2 years ago

    @skeeterhawk

    True. Apple //c here. And yet it was an exciting time. A voyage of discovery. The same type of challenges today are just a pain in the butt.

  8. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    hate buying electronics today, for tomorrow twill be less to pay.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    I never could afford a computer and still cant’. I am happy that my brothers help me.

  10. Vic

    Vic said, almost 2 years ago

    $39.95 ??? That’s better than a Commodore 64!!
    Where are my car keys!!!

  11. mar22

    mar22 said, almost 2 years ago

    I bought a Commodore II for two sons to “Learn” with, and I was the one that learned the inherent lesson, namely any electronic thingamajig will be obsolete the minute it hits the shelves, no regrets though!

  12. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, almost 2 years ago

    @Sillstaw

    A raspberry pie? They’re $6.95 at the local grocery…. Bananas? Apples? Raspberries? —Maybe I should trademark as many fruit names as I can and take over the future of computer marketing….

  13. skeeterhawk

    skeeterhawk said, almost 2 years ago

    R.R.: Back then my brother won a contest and won Vic 20—Hadn’t heard of a Vic 22. But that C64 was a BIG step up from my typewriter, when I got a copy of “Speed Script.” Wow, that was something else to be able to key in and set your documents before it was printed. And I could make as many copies as I wanted—original! Amazing back then.
    Some friends, along with my brother, keyed in all the code numbers for the “Speed Script” program from “Compute’s Gazzette” magazine. Woops, maybe too much reminiscing rambling …

  14. thebird55

    thebird55 said, almost 2 years ago

    I bought this Dell Inspiron 15 N5050 laptop last May:


    Operating System
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
    CPU
    Intel Core i3 2330M @ 2.20GHz
    Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
    RAM
    4.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 01HXXJ (CPU 1)
    Graphics
    Generic PnP Monitor (1366×768@60Hz)
    Intel HD Graphics Family
    Hard Drives
    466GB Seagate ST9500325AS (SATA)
    Optical Drives
    TSSTcorp DVD+-RW SN-208BB
    Audio
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC


    $400.

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