1976-2018 : forty-three years of programming

Computers: can't dare to evaluate the time I spent on each of them!

All my own computers

In the late 70s and early 80s, computers were hardly present in our daily lives. Even the word ”computer” was unknown to me at 10 years old.
For most of us, a computer was definitely more of a SF concept than a tool of our lives.
It was at school, where a classmate showed me the TI-57 counting, that my mind was irremediably blown up, opening for me a new path that would last forever…

In this page, I continue to gather information about all the successive computers I've worked on: most are the ones I owned - the first ones were purchased by my beloved parents, God bless them.
The others are those that I could have used at school or at work: for those, I only keep track of the most emblematic.


Texas Instruments TI-57
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Texas Instruments
TI-57
€252.76

TI processor
RAM: 50 instructions, 7 memory slots
Assembly instruction set
Price: ₣600.00

Casio FX 702P
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Casio
FX 702P
€481.05

6809 at ?KHz
RAM: 1.6Kb
Integrated Casio BASIC
20 characters LCD display
1680 step + 22 26-step memories + 226 memories
Sub-total: 1 095 ₣



Tape interface to write/read programs and make music
Sub-total: 200 ₣


Price: ₣1,295.00

Casio PB 700
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Casio
PB 700
€363.76

6809 at ?KHz
RAM: 2.8 Kb
4 lines of 20 characters LCD display
Graphics mode: 160×32
Integrated BASIC.
Price: ₣1,095.00

Sharp PC1500
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Sharp
PC1500
€780.67

LH-5801 8-bit at ?KHz
RAM: 2 or 8 Kb
26 characters LCD display
Graphics mode: 156×7
Integrated BASIC and assembler
Basic with 26kb
50 hours of autonomy
195 x 25.5 x 86mm
Price: ₣2,350.00

Hewlett Packard HP41CV
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Hewlett Packard
HP41CV
€747.45

CMOS HP SOS Nut
RAM: 32.5 Kb
12 characters LCD alphanumeric display
Polonese Inversed Notation
First handheld computer to havebeen sent in space onboard of Apollo XI
Price: ₣2,250.00

Texas Instrument TI99/4A
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Texas Instrument
TI99/4A
€754.57

TI TMS9900 at 3MHz
RAM: 16 Kbytes
Integrated BASIC
Optionnal Extended aBASC with sprites, hardware scrolling support
192×256, 16 color graphics
Price: ₣2,490.00

Thomson TO-7
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Thomson
TO-7
€1,340.21

6809e 8-bit at 1 MHz
RAM: 8 Kbytes
TV monitor, 320×200, 8 colors
Built-in light pen
Integrated Microsoft BASIC 1.0; additional LOGO, FORTH and Assembler
Additional 5”¼ floppy drive
Visit Le grenier for more about the TO-7, including emulators for Mac or PC, etc… (in french)
Won at a computer software contest in 1984
Price: ₣4,750.00

Victor Technology VPC II
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Victor Technology
VPC II
€4,025.82

8086 at 4.57 KHz.
14" CRT green screen, form factor: 4:3
Hercules Graphics Card 800 × 600 Green/black
RAM: 64 Kbytes.
5”¼ floppy drive 180kb
No Hard drive
MS-DOS
Price: ₣15,500.00

Tetratek 386DX33
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Tetratek
386DX33
€686.82

80386 at 33 MHz
14" CRT green screen, form factor: 4:3
SVGA 800 × 600 color
RAM: 8Mb
5”¼ floppy drive 180kb
MS-DOS
Windows 2.1
Price: ₣30,000.00

Asian Notebook
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Asian
Notebook
€2,709.00

386 at ?MHz
12” B&W LCD, form factor: 4:3
Graphics Card 640 × 480 16-bit
RAM: ? Mb
3”½ floppy drive
HD: ?Mb
MS-DOS
Windows 3.x
Price: ₣12,500.00

IBM ThinkPad 350
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IBM
ThinkPad 350
€2,923.20

486 SX at 25MHz
12” B&W LCD, form factor: 4:3
Graphics Card 640 × 480 16-bit
RAM: ? Mbytes.
3”½ floppy drive
2”½ HD 128 Mb
MS-DOS
Windows 3.x
Price: ₣14,000.00, August 13rd, 1994

Asian Pentium 133
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Asian
Pentium 133
€1,848.46

Little Nemo: Asian Pentium minitower on ?/?/1996
Pentium 1 at 133MHz
14" color CRT, form factor: 4:3
Graphics Card ? × ? ?-bit
RAM: ? Mbytes.
3”½ floppy drive
3”½ HD ?Gb
Marcel: Seagate 3”½ HD 8.6 Gb on August 7th 1999
MS-DOS
Windows 3.x
Price: ₣9,200.00

Comtech Pentium 450
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Comtech
Pentium 450
€1,806.14

Nemo: Asian Pentium minitower, on 20/11/1999
Pentium 3 at 450 MHz
14” color CRT, form factor: 4:3
Graphics Card Creative GeForce 32Mb AGP ? × ? 32-bit
RAM: 128 Mb
3”½ floppy drive
Roger: seagate 3”½HD 10,2 Gb, on 20/11/1999
Ernest: 3”½ HD 20Gb, in 2000
Giordano: 3”½ HD 80Gb, in 2002
MS-DOS
Windows 3.x
Price: ₣9,200.00

Dell Inspiron 5500
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Dell
Inspiron 5500
€2,162.94

Dell Inspiron 5500 notebook on ?/?/2000
Pentium 3 at ?GHz.
15” LCD, form factor: 4:3
3D Graphics Card ? × ? 24-bit, 128Mb
RAM: 128 Mb
3”½ floppy drive
CD-ROM
MS-DOS
Windows 2000
Price: ₣11,200.00

Dell Inspiron 8500
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Dell
Inspiron 8500
€2,036.26

Dell Inspiron 8500 notebook on ?/?/2003
Pentium 4 at 1GHz
17” LCD, form factor: 16:10
3D Graphics Card 1920 × 1200 32-bit
RAM: 512 Mb
3”½ floppy drive
CD-RW
MS-DOS
Windows XP

Apple iMac G5
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Apple
iMac G5
€2,878.75

Pasquale: Apple iMac G5 20” on March ?th 2005
IBM PowerPC G5 64-bit at 1.8 GHz
RAM: 1 Gb
Pasquale: Maxtor 3”½ HD 250Gb serial ATA (Maxtor 7Y250M0)
20” LCD screen, form factor: 16:10, 1680 × 1050
Bluetooth2, Wifi, all wireless
Mac OS X: Panther, Tiger.

Apple iBook G4
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Apple
iBook G4
€1,496.95

Georgiou: Apple iBook G4 on September ?th 2005
IBM PowerPC G4 32-bit at 1.8 GHz
RAM: 512 Mb
Georgiou: 2”½ HD, 80Gb
12” LCD screen, form factor: 4:3
Bluetooth2, Wifi, all wireless
Mac OS X: Tiger

Apple MacBook
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Apple
MacBook
€1,359.72

AngelAntonio: Apple MacBook Intel Core Duo on May ?th 2006
Intel CoreDuo at 1.83 GHz
RAM: 1Gb
AngelAntonio: 2”½ HD, 80Gb
13” LCD screen, form factor: 16:10
Bluetooth2, Wifi, all wireless
Mac OS X: Tiger.

Apple iPhone
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Apple
iPhone
€558.20

Maryse: Apple iPhone 4Gb June 26th 2007
iOS

Apple iPhone 3G 8Gb
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Apple
iPhone 3G 8Gb
€412.64

Maryse: Apple iPhone 3G 8Gb April ?th 2007
iOS 2

Apple MacBook
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Apple
MacBook
€542.95

AngelAntonio: Apple MacBook Intel Core Duo 2 on June ?th 2008
Intel CoreDuo 2 at 2.2 GHz
RAM: 4Gb
AngelAntonio: 2”½ HD, 500Gb
13” LCD screen, form factor: 16:10
Bluetooth2, Wifi, all wireless
Mac OS X: Leopard, Snow Leopard.

Apple iPhone 3G 16Gb
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Apple
iPhone 3G 16Gb
€705.84

Maryse: Apple iPhone 3G 16Gb 26/06/2008
iOS 2

Apple iPhone 3GS
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Apple
iPhone 3GS
€235.11

Mélody: Apple iPhone 3GS 32Gb April 2010
iOS 4

Apple MacBook
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Apple
MacBook
€854.96

AngelAntonio: Apple MacBook Unibody Late 2008, April 2010
Intel CoreDuo 2 at 2 GHz.
RAM: 2Gbytes.
AngelAntonio: 2”½ HD, 500Gb
13” glossy LED-backlit LCD screen, form factor: 16:10
Bluetooth2, Wifi, all wireless
Mac OS X: Snow Leopard.

Apple MacBook
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Apple
MacBook
€1,923.66

AngelAntonio: Apple MacBook Unibody Late 2008, April 2010
Intel CoreDuo 2 at 2.4 GHz.
RAM: 2Gbytes.
AngelAntonio: 2”½ HD, 500Gb
15” glossy LED-backlit LCD screen, form factor: 16:10
Bluetooth2, Wifi, all wireless
Mac OS X: Snow Leopard.

Apple iPad
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Apple
iPad
€748.09

Padawan: Apple iPad Wifi 32Gb May 2010

iOS 4

Apple iPhone 4
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Apple
iPhone 4
€235.11

Mélody: Apple iPhone 4 32Gb June 2010
iOS 4

Apple MacBook
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Apple
MacBook
€2,137.40

AngelAntonio: Apple MacBook Pro Unibody April 2010, Novembre 2010
Intel i7 at 2.66 GHz
RAM: 4 Gb
AngelAntonio: 2”½ HD, 640Gb
15” glossy LED-backlit LCD screen Hi-res glossy, form factor: 16:10
Bluetooth2, Wifi, all wireless
Mac OS X: Snow Leopard.
Apple Care.

Apple iPhone 4S
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Apple
iPhone 4S
€732.62

Mélody: Apple iPhone 4S 32Gb June 2011
iOS 5

Apple iPhone 5
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Apple
iPhone 5
€821.20

Mélody: Apple iPhone 5 32Gb October 2012
iOS 6

Apple iPhone 5S
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Apple
iPhone 5S
€814.08

Mélody: Apple iPhone 5S 64Gb October 2013
iOS 7

Apple Macbook Pro
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Apple
Macbook Pro
€2,544.00

AngelAntonio: Apple MacBook Pro Unibody, Novembre 2013
Intel i7 at 2.66 GHz
RAM: 8 Gb
AngelAntonio: 2"1/2 HD, 640Gb
15” glossy LED-backlit LCD screen Hi-res glossy, form factor: 16:10
Bluetooth2, Wifi, all wireless
Mac OS X: Snow Leopard.
Apple Care.

Apple iPhone 6
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Apple
iPhone 6
€810.08

Mélody: Apple iPhone 6 Plus 64Gb October 2014
iOS 8

Apple iPad Mini
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Apple
iPad Mini
€394.91

Padawan: Apple iPad Mini Wifi 32Gb, June 2014
iOS 8

Apple Apple Watch Series 1
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Apple
Apple Watch Series 1
€759.15

Stainless steal, 42mm, white, April 2015

Apple Apple Watch Series 1
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Apple
Apple Watch Series 1
€708.54

Stainless steal, 38mm, red, April 2015

Apple iPhone 6S Plus
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Apple
iPhone 6S Plus
€910.98

Majda7: Apple iPhone 6S Plus 64Gb October 2015
iOS 9

Apple Macbook Pro
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Apple
Macbook Pro
€4,243.26

AngelAntonio: Apple MacBook Pro Late 2016, Octobre 2016
Intel i7 at 2.66 GHz
RAM: 16 Gb
AngelAntonio: 2"1/2 HD, 1Tb
15” glossy LED-backlit LCD screen Hi-res glossy, form factor: 16:10
Bluetooth5
Mac OS X:
Apple Care.
Volé en Mai 2018 à Paris 12

Apple iPhone 7 Plus
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Apple
iPhone 7 Plus
€959.79

Majda7+: Apple iPhone 7 Plus 64Gb October 2016
iOS 10

Apple Apple Watch Series 1
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Apple
Apple Watch Series 1
€200.00

Stainless steal, 42mm, Green, Mars 2017

Apple iPhone X
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Apple
iPhone X
€1,250.00

MajdaX: Apple iPhone X 256Gb October 2017
iOS 11

Apple iPhone XS Max
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Apple
iPhone XS Max
€1,450.00

MajdaX+: Apple iPhone XS Max 256Gb October 2018
iOS 12

Apple Macbook Pro
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Apple
Macbook Pro
€3,700.00

AngelAntonio: Apple MacBook Pro Late 2017, June 2018
3,1 GHz Intel Core i7
RAM: 16 Go 2133 MHz LPDDR3
AngelAntonio: 2"1/2 HD, 1Tb
15” glossy LED-backlit LCD screen Hi-res glossy, form factor: 16:10
Radeon Pro 560 4096 Mo
Intel HD Graphics 630 1536 Mo
Bluetooth5
Mac OS X: Mojave.


Total money spent: €123,990.00 over 42 years (€246.01/month).