Reply 20 of 74, by BeginnerGuy
Based on personal observation and responses from most everybody on this forum and others when the question comes up, and my own older family members. I would say the standard definition of "vintage" is a metaphor for "childhood" or "first experience" (for those old enough to have not used a computer early in life).
To me a vintage computer is an XT 286 (and clones), C64, etc.. Using that you can probably guess what decade my first PC experiences were contained in.
If I ask my father the same question you get anything from a PDP-11 up to an Apple II. Can you guess what decade he first encountered computers?
It's not perfect, but I think it's a nice general definition.
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