Introduced: July 1982
Price: US $99.95
How many? 500,000 in first 6 months
Weight: 12 ounces
CPU: Zilog Z80A, 3.25MHz
RAM: 2K, 64K max
Display: 22 X 32 text
hooks to TV
Ports: memory, cassette
Peripherals: Cassette recorder
OS: ROM BASIC
My dad built it from a kit. He splurged and got the 16k RAM expansion cartridge that pluggd into the back. He and my older brother (who's now an architecture lead at RIM) tricked it out with a real keyboard and video output to a surplus Honeywell monitor my dad picked up at work.
Our second computer was a Commodore 64.
Yeah, i'm old.
My best friend in high school had an Amiga. I was very envious.
My OWN first computer was a Mac Centris 660AV
25 MHz 68040 processor
8 MB RAM
230 MB HD
Integrated audio/video input output and advanced telephony capability
Cost in 1993: ~$3750 (WITH my academic discount!)
I gave this to my mother-in-law, and still worked perfectly when we donated it to charity. The computer was about 10 years old at the time.