$3,450 for a 32K RAM Computer! Cheap at Half the Price!

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I had to share this post with you, it’s from the ‘Techyshit’ blog (nice title). It’s a list of ten old computers from the 70s and 80s with hefty pricetags and abysmal specs – well by today’s standards.

Here is the list . Back then, these would have been the bees-knees of the technology world! Take a look at the Radio Shack TRS – 80 Model II ; a pioneer of utilitarian-style computing in 1979 with 32K ram for just $3,450! Just imagine what you could have done with that amount of on-board storage. Perhaps store a 100×100 pixel bitmap image, or something like that.

Also check this one out for example (pictured left): it’s the Osborne 1 – the world’s first ‘portable’ computer. Well it would be if you had biceps like an Olympic weightlifter. This beauty had 32K RAM and was yours in 1981 for $1,795. Bargain!

Do any of you remember these goliaths?

Have you got a story of using one of these machines to do anything useful?

I’d love to hear your story by leaving a comment, or you can post a comment on the Techyshit article .

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Truthsayers Neurotech, the world's first Neurotech platform servicing the enterprise. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development and Associate Member of the Agile Business Consortium.

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