Your First Computer

by Team Sony 07/14/2009, in Categories For Records, VAIO

I was back in the VAIO lab recently trying to dig up an old accessory to test for a Quick Tip I’m writing when I came across a vintage VAIO PCG-K25 – a model at the top of its game in 2004 with a Pentium 4 processor, 60GB HDD and 512MB of system memory.  Talk about nostalgia, it really caught my attention and after booting up this old VAIO, I got thinking about my very first PC and thought it would be a perfect topic for today.

Growing up in Indiana in the early 90’s, PCs were just beginning to find their way to my friends and neighbors.  Although still pretty young, I remember being fascinated by the PCs at school (anyone remember Oregon Trail?) and I instantly wanted one.

Shortly after starting 4th grade my family and I got some good news: our school had received a huge grant from the state.  All students would receive a free computer and printer to keep for 2 years!  The computer was an IBM PS/2 Model 30.  It had an Intel 286 processor (10MHz), 2.5MB of system memory, a 30MB hard drive and a 3.5″ floppy disk drive.  I’ve been hooked on computers ever since!

That’s my first computer story but I’d love to hear yours.  What was your first machine and what were its specs?  Did you hold on to it for sentimental reasons?  Did you recycle it?  I’d love to hear your stories.  I’d even love to see photos of your vintage PCs.  Post your stories below and e-mail me photos of your vintage computers and I’ll post them in a special album on our photo page.  You can also check out photos of the K25 I took in the VAIO lab below – that’s a P Series next to it for comparison.

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