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Post by Scooby1970 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:55 am

I had a ZX81 at Christmas 1981, this was my first computer, however I had had consoles before it, so I was quite blown away by the mighty power of the ZX81! lol.

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Post by Kai » Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:01 am

My precious Amiga 500 in 1991. Complete with monitor, 9-dot matrix printer, two competition pro special blue/silver edition joysticks and two(cheesy) games! I guess I was the happiest kid in the world back then! 8) :lol:

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Post by TheDude18 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:02 am

C16+4 for me. I thought it was the bees knees.Sold it to buy my C64c.
Gutted now as my C16 was imaculate and boxed with roughly 80 games :cry:

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Post by oli_lar » Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:24 am

A 286 PC, which was also the first computer my family ever had too. I think it was around 92/93.

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Post by acharris05 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:52 am

My first computer was a C64 for my 8th birthday. And I still have it now, still working.

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Post by Loftgroover » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:14 am

mick_aka wrote:An Acorn Electron, don't ask me what year it was :?
same as me...
i still remember steaming open the solution envelope to Sphinx Adventure in order to beat my dad to the end! :D

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Post by tekaotaku » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:40 am

first computer in the house was an atari 800 XL, used to watch my brothers play the golden chalice, they never could get over the river without getting the matches wet lol.

They progressed onto spectrums and amstrads

My own first cmputer/console was a NES in 1988, got the action set one christmas (zapper, 4 pads, multi tap) with duck hunt/mario bros, punch out (non ,mike tyson version) and donkey kong classics (DK 1 and DK Jr)....loved it, played my 8 year old heart out.
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Post by Frank Chickens » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:02 am

The first PC I had was a ZX Spectrum 48k which my parents got from Rumblelows for Xmas. It came with the CRL games pack so it must be 1982/83? (Can anyone confirm the year?)
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Post by paulmlev » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:50 am

Vic 20 from Goldbergs for Christmas 1983. It was a lucky escape as my mum was going to get the cheaper Laser 200 but was swayed by the fact the Vic came bundled with a Datasette and some games.

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Post by sscott » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:46 pm

Prinztronic Videosport 600

First computer - Atari 800xl.

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Post by C=Style » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:58 pm

Toshiba MSX 64k. Slightly obscure and hard to get games for it in the UK but never the less I loved it. The cartridge games, esp Konami's efforts were really good too.


AS you can see it was a good looking machine too.

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Post by learnedrobb » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:04 pm


Spent hours playing Galaxians.
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Post by killbot » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:18 pm

Loftgroover wrote:
mick_aka wrote:An Acorn Electron, don't ask me what year it was :?
same as me...
i still remember steaming open the solution envelope to Sphinx Adventure in order to beat my dad to the end! :D
Considering how it's usually claimed to be an ignominious failure, the Electron seems to have been rather popular. Among my friends I knew more who had an Electron than either a Speccy or a C64.

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Post by mick_aka » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:42 pm

I had the port extender and the disc drive addon which included a board to allow you to use BBC Micro ROM chips, unfortunately I sold allot of the hardware but still have my original electron and a good load of games :)

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Post by Captain Cornflake » Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:59 pm

IBM PCjr :oops:

My dad threw it away when I was young, after we got an old hand-me-down P133 Packard Bell. According to him it was garbage and useless.

Now, there may have been some merit to that, but I wouldn't mind having what is recognized as one of the worst computers ever made on display in my collection.

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