I found a magazine from August of 1997. The inside back cover was an advertisement from Micron. Here was the top-of-the-line machine:
- Intel 266MHz Pentium II (features MMX technology)
- 32MB EDO RAM
- 4GB IDE hard drive
- 19" Hitachi SuperScan CM751 (18" display)
- Monster 3D graphics card with 4MB memory
- 3.5" floppy drive
- 100Mb Iomega Zip drive
- DVD-ROM drive
- AWE 64 sound card
- Speakers, MS Sidewinder Pro joystick, Windows 95, Office 97, etc.
Total price: $4,199.
Don't even ask about the notebooks in the ad.
Amazing. 5-6 years later and CPUs are 10 times faster, we're using 8-16 times the RAM, and our disks are 10-80 times larger. Oh, and not only is everything today that much better, it's probably half the price.
Posted by jzawodn at May 29, 2003 11:34 AM