Oldest computer(s) you have?

What are the oldest computer(s) you have?


I have a 1999 HP Omnibook XE2 with Windows 2000. It has a Intel Celeron Processor, and 160MB of RAM. 


 I have a 1996 IBM Thinkpad 365XD, with Windows 98, an Intel Pentium processor, 24MB of ram.



 I have a 1995 Apple Powerbook 5300C with a PowerPC processor and 32MB of ram. 



I also have a Casio Cassiopeia CR-A10 Windows CE pocket PC. 




Conversation 17 comments

  • 1080

    Premium Member
    20 November, 2016 - 9:54 pm

    <p>I have a 2007 Asus that is the first and only laptop I’ve ever bought and I still used it on a almost daily basis</p>

  • 907

    20 November, 2016 - 10:22 pm

    <p>Damn, my oldest device is a younger compared to the OP. My oldest is a 2009 HP desktop that was an i3/4gb ram however about 18 months ago I upgraded it to i5/8gb ram. It happily runs W10 without issue, for what I personally need it is a beast. I would almost say it runs just as well as my three month old Acer laptop. It is definitely&nbsp;quicker.</p>

  • 5027

    21 November, 2016 - 4:31 am

    <p>I that would be my &nbsp;Texas Instruments TI-99/4A from&nbsp;1979 &nbsp;:) &nbsp;(Power supply is broken though so been a while since I could start it up)&nbsp;</p>
    <p>Next is probably my wonderful&nbsp;Zenith Laptop , if I remember correctly it’s Model #ZFL-181-92. &nbsp;Got no hard drive, just 2 x 720KB floppy drives , and a 8088 processor he he , but it actually still works. &nbsp;That one is from 1993</p>
    <p>(Then of course got some Commodore stuff as well in the basement)&nbsp;</p>

  • 2

    Premium Member
    21 November, 2016 - 6:47 am

    <p>Oh man! Nice!</p>
    <p>I have long ago given away my oldest PCs, but I completely understand keeping this stuff around. I have strong memories of each of these.</p>

  • 2

    Premium Member
    21 November, 2016 - 6:47 am

    <p>Should add, too, that unti this summer, the oldest PC in my house was probably a 1990-ish Amiga 500. But I had a Mac Plus until a few years ago as well.&nbsp;</p>

  • 545

    21 November, 2016 - 10:42 am

    <p>My Atari 800 circa 1979 still works, 48KB of ram, with Atari 810 disk drive.&nbsp;&nbsp; I bring it out once in a while to play M.U.L.E. and a few other classics.</p>

  • 5501

    Premium Member
    21 November, 2016 - 11:41 am

    <p>I guess technically it would be my Radio Shack TRS-80 MC-10. &nbsp;Bought it on eBay several years ago for the nostalgia because we had one back in 1983. &nbsp;It uses cassettes!</p>

    • 5516

      22 November, 2016 - 1:00 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#26450">In reply to </a><a href="../../../../users/ErichK">ErichK</a><a href="#26450">:</a>&nbsp;That’s awesome, my first computer was the MC-10. I think somewhere at my parents house I still have the 16kb memory expansion pack and 300 baud DC2 modem.</em></blockquote>

  • 4347

    Premium Member
    21 November, 2016 - 12:19 pm

    <p>Oldest one I have in the closet is a Digital Alpha PWS 500a, circa 1996 I believe? It was one of the Alpha processor systems capable of running Windows NT, if it were still possible to get a copy :)</p>

  • 991

    Premium Member
    21 November, 2016 - 2:39 pm

    <p>I have a Synertek SYM-1 microcomputer from the late 1970s. My Dad took a microcomputer training class and brought this machine home. I taught myself 6502 assembly language programming on this machine and played such exciting games as "Hunt the Wumpus."</p>
    <p><img src="http://www.oldcomputers.net/pics/sym-1.jpg&quot; alt="Synertek SYM-1" width="276" height="159" /></p>

    • 5027

      22 November, 2016 - 9:44 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#26515">In reply to </a><a href="../../../../users/kcarson97404">kcarson97404</a><a href="#26515">:</a></em></blockquote>
      <p>Nice, I used to have something similar..got ruined in a flood a few years ago though. &nbsp;I still have some old computer running CP/M as an OS though. (not sure model of it though)&nbsp;</p>

  • 1012

    Premium Member
    21 November, 2016 - 2:51 pm

    <p>A good old C64 (the new model) and diskdrive and GEOS :-)</p>

  • 785

    Premium Member
    22 November, 2016 - 10:43 am

    <p>My oldest is an IBM PC Jr needs power supply for the monitor but still boots.</p>

  • 3508

    22 November, 2016 - 2:27 pm

    <p>Sinclair ZX81 followed by my Commodore VIC-20 and the C64 :)</p>

  • 6750

    22 November, 2016 - 2:57 pm

    <p>Oldest computer I have that occasionally sees some action&nbsp;is an Apple iBook G4 (2003). I need it for some&nbsp;legacy Mac applications.</p>
    <p>I think I have a (probably very dusty) Amiga 500 in the attic.</p>

  • 5767

    24 November, 2016 - 4:33 pm

    <p>Nexus 7(2013). I tend to not keep very old computers. The only reason I still have that tablet is the known sorry state of Android tablets in 2016. Literally nothing out there to replace it with. So I my iPad Mini 4 is the daily driver.</p>

  • 5582

    29 November, 2016 - 12:17 am

    <p>I bought my first PC in 1984, an Eagle portable with a 20 MB hard drive, 640 KB ram and dual 5-1/4" floppy. Had an 8" monitor. About the size and shape of a suitcase. The keyboard was fold up and snapped in place covering the monitor and floppy drives. The carrying handle was on the opposite end from the keyboard. Picture carrying a suitcase with the keyboard on the bottom. Still have it stashed away in&nbsp;a closet.</p>


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