Personal Computer Museum, Canada's Videogame Museum

Here we are comparing all of the currently interactive computers in our lower level to one single modern PC. We'll look at the speed, memory and mass storage (hard drive) sizes. All units are standardized for comparison. Let the fight begin!

Our Computers


Number of Machines: 52

Speed (MHz): 1271

Memory (KB): 700459

Mass Storage (MB): 42606

Dell® Dimension XPS 210


Number of Machines: 1

Speed (MHz): 1860

Memory (KB): 1048576

Mass Storage (MB): 320000


Now let's compare them visually.

Our computers     Dell® Dimension XPS 210

Speed
Memory (RAM)
Mass Storage (Hard Drive)

It's pretty clear that the biggest advancements have been in mass storage over the years. But here's the kicker. The Dell® Dimension XPS 210 costs just $1,099.00. Our computers originally cost $59,161.00, and we don't have prices for all the machines. If you adjust for inflation, that amounts to a whopping $145,704.90*!


* Inflation data courtesy of www.inflationdata.com. Values are approximate using our own calculations.