My Computers

Events

Atari 1200XL

Approx. 12/25/1983

Hooked up to a composite TV as a monitor. We got this with originally just the built-in cart slot and an external cassette tape drive. A year later or so we got an actual 5.25" floppy drive for it.

IBM Portable Personal Computer (8088 4.77MHz)

Approx. 1986

My brother's computer from college. After just one year, he needed an upgrade. An integrated amber-monochrome 9" CRT run by an actual CGA card. Two floppy drives, and upgraded to 512Kb (I think?) and the optional 8087 math co-processor.

286 (12MHz)

Approx. 1988

Not sure about the date. But this bad boy had VGA!

i486DX2-50

Approx. 1992

I bought TWO of these at the same computer fair. My brother wanted one as well.

iBook (G3 500MHz)

Approx. 2001

The first computer that shipped with Mac OS X (preview release) pre-installed!

PowerBook (G4 1.33GHz)

Approx. 2004

I loved this thing. 12" screen, could do everything I wanted -- except play games.

iMac (17-inch Late 2006)

2007

iMac (Retina 5K 27-inch Late 2014)

2016

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)

2016