Surface Book Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by DRTigerlilly, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Telstar1948

    Telstar1948 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I had an Apple Lisa (their first business "Mac") and it had a 10 MB hard drive also!
     
  2. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Oh wow - I got to see one right after they were released (a local Apple geek shop) and that was an awesome device for its time. I forgot it had a 10MB HD - I thought it had two floppies too - and I think even Apple thought that was more storage than you would ever need.
     
  3. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    In some sense it is a lot. It is enough for 10 million ASCII characters. In a text only world that is quite a bit. Did they use the ASCII character set back then? I guess if they used a smaller character set it could be even more text than 10 million characters...

    Although, to put that in prospective, the Oxford dictionary has about 350 million characters. Probably no one thought it was usefully to load up a computer with a dictionary in those days though?

    I think my first computer had a 3GB HDD =P
     
  4. Telstar1948

    Telstar1948 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I don't have the Lisa anymore, but I do have a Mac PowerBook (that works) and I believe it runs at 25 Z . Don't recall what the HD size is though - bigger than the Lisa though.
     
  5. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    That's a shame, because saw on eBay they are asking $10,000 for working models - about the same price (sans inflation) that they originally cost, as I recall,
     
  6. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    Wasn't the Lisa expensive as hell, even for its day?

    Ahh, I see Dale already answered that question. So they've lost zilch in value. Pretty fantastic for a computer.

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  7. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Lol yea, it probably reached near zero at some point, I wonder at what point things like that turn around and become collectors items =P
     
  8. soh5

    soh5 Wait and Hope (Bronsky et al.) Senior Member

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    Welps... bit the bullet and did the pre order for the SB 16GB RAM MODEL.
     
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  9. digitallysane

    digitallysane Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Unfortunately a pen with only one side button has almost no use for most of that lot.
     
  10. SAM 2013

    SAM 2013 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I thought that at first when the
    Cross Wacom pens came out.
    They only have 1 button.
    But I do not really miss the second
    button for the kind of work I do.
     
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