My first PC was a Sharp PC-GP10-CH that I “inherited” from my dad (it was a hand-me down)
It has a 1200MHz Mobile Athlon 4 with 512MB of RAM and runs Windows XP on a 30GB hard drive. It still runs, yes, I still have it. It’s sitting right here and booted straight up. After over 15 years.
The first thing I did when I got it was remove Norton Antivirus, because holy crap, that software put so much useless garbage on, it bogged the CPU down so much… it was awful. But I pulled it off, and one day that machine was the first one that I did digital drawings on with a wacom tablet!
The second machine I had was a Sharp Muramasa laptop with a Transmeta Efficeon processor. Any Transmeta fans out there, shout out to you guys That thing was a peppy little machine for what it was.
My first was 30 MB on that XT, did not manage to get it full ever But i managed to disassemble it once it started to show sector errors, i was even running it open to see what happens = funny thing, the folders on the drive were visible in NC in an infinite loop The plates from that drive may still lie around in some drawer in my fathers workshop…
32kb on an acorn electron, reportedly a best selling computer in its time (really wish i had a spectrum or commodore like my mates though!)
What’s more interesting I think is that there was no such thing as a hard drive! Sod all this talk of 1tb ssds, I had to record stuff onto a cassette tape (Google it kids) and loading it up again was a pretty hit or miss affair.