So far it’s cost me $52.00 – it came with 1/2 GB of memory, and I wanted the maximum it could hold, 2GB. It is an eMachine, model T5082. Its processor is an Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 GHz.
An ex-neighbor of ours, whose home burned down, gave my youngest son this computer after the fire. The wife was afraid to live out here any longer since we don’t have fire hydrants and the fire station is 15 miles away. Houses catching on fire out here is bad news. It is really something to see all the neighbors coming from miles around with 500 gallon tanks of water to help put out the fire. After our neighbor’s house burned down Mr. A invested in two water pumps. So now we can actually help put out the fire. We were surprised to learn the fire trucks do not carry anything on them to pump water from a tank to their tank. Another of our neighbors rescued the computer from the burning house.
Anyway, my son was going to turn it into a gaming computer, but decided he’d upgrade my computer instead.
The operating system is Vista. It is the first time I’ve used a computer with Vista. My son copied everything on my old hard drive to his external hard drive. So far I’m working from that. I need to take the time to move the files over to this new computer. The old computer is still usable and worked perfectly well for me. Both my son and I were starting to be a little concerned though as the machine was ten years old. I didn’t want to lose important files.
I also should get a new graphics card for this computer. My old computer’s really nice graphics card won’t fit into this one’s motherboard.
The only time I’ve had a brand new computer, straight from the box was in 1987 when I was a work at home data entry operator.
I’m always a little apprehensive when I start out using a new computer, especially with a new operating system there is always a bit of a learning curve. But so far it’s working out good, and the price was right!