I wonder if anyone has kept their first PC Advisor mag, the first one they have bought. If so how far does it date back to?
I still have my first issue of PC Advisor Mag and it dates back to May 2001 - Issue 68. It was priced £2.99 for a CD Edition.
On the front cover of the magazine is a Tiny 900 Starter computer....Do you remember them? The competition between them and Time? the pre-broadband days, where we had to wait til 2005 for broadband; the runner up PC in PC Advisor's Power PCs chart was an Systemax A1300RV Lifestyle 0590 with a processor speed of 1.3GHz and a memory of 256MB - the top PC had only 128MB....those were the days.
Actually, I remember now it was a silver disc from December 1998 I just found it out - because I bought my first Win 98 machine in November 98 and it boasted a 333 Mhz Celeron CPU, 6 GB hard disk and about 64 MB of RAM. Got it from Evesham and it was called "Scorcher" so I've got a few mags from that time as I needed some cover discs with software to run on it - the very first mag I got with a disc was Dec 98 of PC Format. Anyway, click here for a pic of the PCA disc I just scanned in.