The Ever-Cheaper PC
A comparison of PC prices and where the prices may be going.
Price of 286 PC in 1985, with 512KB memory, 20MB hard disk: $3,995
Price of Pentium PC in 1995, with 8MB memory, 512MB hard disk: $2,420
Price of state-of-the-art PC in 2005: (projection, Information Technology Industry Council) $1,400* * *