I still remember that big vanilla colored box I got. It was noisy and had far less RAM than my cell phone does now. I studied hard before buying it, I had plenty of money and wanted the one that had specs slightly above the norm. I was shocked not long after to learn my then GF had a sleek black box with 220mhz intel chip and double my RAM. Ugh. Still I was happy with my $2,200 purchase. Alas the way of the PC is obsolescense.
Dell outlines the death of the PC: