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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. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, almost 2 years ago

    @Vic

    Heck that’s better then the Vic 22 which predated the 64

  13. 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….

  14. 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 …

  15. 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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