Question: How much did a computer cost in 1995?
The average price of a computer in 1995 ranges from about $1500 for a Mac to $3000 for a PC
Same as they did as present now. Its just more what specs was avaliable to price. We had our first pc when i was 5 - 6 for about 400 pounds with windows 3.1 and a whole 4 mb ram (whao)
the usual starting price in the uk was £999.99, a thousand pound PC was the cheepest you could find
this was not something one could actually put a price on when we where talking a built one.some fools tried in vain to rip people off with some trying to sell them for silly money a 1000 pound price tag was not uncommon. but it was quickly apparent to some of us this was a rip off.
i built my first 486dx for a small value of some 40 pounds sterling that was in bits a motherboard and processor with 64k ram so the case was left over from a previous 286 unit which i had built back in 1993. so graphics cards where less graphical than today and it was just vga graphics.
It cost me 18000 francs ( around 300 euros )
I had a copy of Mandrake Linux so I asked the guy to don't sell me Windows.
http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/799846-how-much-did-old-computers-cost-in-1996/ a good debate on it here
"" In June 1993 I purchased the following system:
486 DX 33 MHz
8 MB RAM
162 MB HDD
Oak VGA card with 0.5 MB graphics RAM
14" CRT monitor
MS-DOS 6, Windows 3.1, Lotus SmartSuite bundled
for roughly 3000 DM, or about $2000 at the time. Mind you, this was a relatively low end system from a budget retailer (the older German users among us will still remember Escom). ""