My first was Pong 1975 (yes these were computers)
If it was in color, I never knew it because we only had one color TV and my parents heard it would mess it up so....lol
Next was an old Scelbi (circa 1973), I never did get it to work right.
Then I got the Sears version of the Atari 2600..Atari VCS
Released: October 1977
Price: US $199.95
CPU: MOS 6507 @ 1.19 MHz
RAM: internal 128 bytes
Display: 192 x 160 with 16 (out of 128) colors
Ports: 1 cartridge slot
2 controller ports
Then for a brief time, a TRS-80Radio Shack Color Computer
Introduced: July 1980
Price: US $399
CPU: Motorola 6809E @ 0.89MHz
RAM: 4K, later 16K
Ports: TV, joysticks, cassette,
serial, cartridge port
Display: 192 X 128 graphics
32 X 16 text; 4 colors
OS: BASIC in ROM
Traded it in and got a Commodore 64Commodore 64
Introduced: January 1982
Released: September 1982
How many: ~17 million
Price: US $595.
CPU: MOS 6510, 1MHz
Sound: SID 6581, 3 channels of sound
Display: 25 X 40 text
320 X 200, 16 colors max
Ports: TV, RGB & composite video
2 joysticks, cartridge port
serial peripheral port
Peripherals: cassette recorder
external 170K floppy drive
OS: ROM BASIC
Sometime during or in between I pickup a TRS 80 something off of the new shopping network on TV.Radio Shack TRS-80 Model II
Announced: May 1979
Released: October 1979
Price: $3450 (32K RAM)
$3899 (64K RAM)
CPU: Zilog Z-80A, 4 MHz
RAM: 32K, 64K
Ports: Two serial ports
One parallel port
Display: Built-in 12" monochrome monitor
40 X 24 or 80 X 24 text.
Storage: One 500K 8-inch built-in floppy drive.
External Expansion w/ 3 floppy bays.
OS: TRS-DOS, BASIC.
It was a couple three year old model when I bought it, so it was only 4 or 500 I think. Actually got quite a lot of use out of it.
Then I hit the big league with my Tandy 1000 TLTANDY 1000 TL (250-1601) Specifications Faxback Doc. # 1201
Dimensions: 5.25. x 17 x 13.9 Weight: 17.25 lbs.
Processor: 80286 CPU Speed: 8/4 MHz Switchable
FCC Class: B, UL Listed Wait States: N/A
# of Slots: (5) XT Type Add. Device Exp.: (1) 3.5" (1) 5.25"
MTBF: N/A Std. Memory: 640K
Op. Sys: MS-DOS Max. Memory: 768K
Video: CGA/MONO/TGA Mem.Cache: N/A
Video Chip: Tandy Video #8079041
Heat Output: 363 Btu/hr Power Supply: 120 VAC, 50/60 Hz
67 Wts.Std. Ports: RGBI Monitor-(DB9 F) Keyboard: 101 Enhanced Keyboard
Joystick (2)-(6 Pin Din) Math Co.: 80287 8 MHz Intel
Headphone-(1/8" Mini Jack) Floppy: 720K 3.5" DS 80 Track
Serial-(DB9 M) Environment: Operating: 55 TO 85 F
Microphone-(1/8" Mini Jack) Storage: -40 TO 149 F
Centronics Parallel-(34 Card Edge) Humidity: 10 TO 80 %
CURRENT BIOS ROM Version: 01.04.02 Utilities Version: N/A
After that was the 1000 SL, which looks pretty much like the TL only it had 2 3.5 drives.
I can remember the biggest concern was weather you had 768k memory or I think 1.2, because the newest games would only play on 1.2. Anybody remember Space Quest III and Roger Wilco? I luved that game....
After that I started building my own. I think it was a 386 on a Intel board with probably 2 256k sticks of ram.... Good times