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For those who remember an IBM 5150

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by nootrac22, Aug 25, 2011.

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    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    I remember Van Halen 5150 too.

    My first computer was a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 4 that was purchased in August of 1984. Dual floppy drives and nice green monitor. It was a start anyway. Used it mainly in a small business for book keeping chores.
     
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    ^^^^^ Isn't that a Tandy or something like that? My cousin had one way back then too.
     
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    ^^^ Yes indeed - TRS = Tandy Radio Shack. Had it's own Operating system also. TRSDOS - Tandy Radio Shack Disc Operating System. Probably a proprietary variant of MS or IBM DOS.

    The one I had came with dual 180k 5.25" floppy drives and 64k of RAM. I later added another 64k to take it all the way to 128k. Smokin hot.

    I used that rig for a small business and all the way through college. In it's time it was a decent rig and was really nice for college papers and lecture notes consolidation and archive.
     
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    Wait, I thought it was a Peavey 5150 Head and TRS is Tip-Ring-Sleeve..
     
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    Yup, I had an 8088 clone machine- even had a turbo setting to go from 4.77MHz up to 8.something. It was a HUGE speed increase back then. I remember it costing a whopping $1500 too, about half the price of the true IBM branded 8088 machine.

    Spent lots of hours on BBSs- and one of my favorites was an automotive based one. Gotta love it.
     
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    Yeayah! 1/4" TRS to XLR-M running into Shure A15BT.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    our familys first laptop -

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    Data General One, Model 2 laptop computer
    Manufacturer: Data General
    CPU: 80C88
    Original Price: $2500
    Original Date: 1984
     
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    ^^^^ That's awesome!!!
     
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