Reply 80 of 172, by Anonymous Freak
Depending on when in 1992... (I was in high school.)
At the beginning of the year, we had:
IBM PS/2 Model 30-286 with Evergreen 386 upgrade and 4 MB RAM and 30 MB hard drive. I was running an OS/2 2.0 beta on it. (Yes, it was at the *VERY* low end of minimum specs, even with the CPU upgrade.)
Leading Edge Model 'D', the first PC we had at home, bought in the mid '80s. By this point, it had been upgraded with a 20 MB "Hard Card" hard drive, and kept its dual 360 KB floppies. CGA monitor, 640 KB RAM. By this point, this one resided in my bedroom.
IBM PC-XT with Hercules video card and monochrome display, 640 KB RAM, 20 MB hard drive, dual 360 KB floppies.
At some point during that year, we got:
Leading Edge 486DX2/66 with 8 MB RAM (8 MB might have been a later upgrade, now I don't remember,) 1.4 MB and 1.2 MB floppy drives, VGA (that I later upgraded to an ISA SuperVGA card I don't remember.) I bought a Sound Blaster Pro+CD-ROM kit for it soon after. I remember getting into arguments with a friend over which was better: his 486DX-50 or my 486DX2-66.
Compaq Portable 2 "luggable" with 20 MB hard drive and single 360 KB floppy, got an internal modem, and dialed in to BBSes in the middle of the night when this replaced the Leading Edge in my bedroom.
Note that the upgrades (Evergreen 386 upgrade, HardCard, Sound Blaster Pro+CD-ROM, modems) were all purchased by me, not my parents. Had to save quite a while to afford them each.