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Ha, I just had the exact same experience! The receipt for my November 1992 purchase:

486DX 33 MHz
3.5" drive
120 MB hard drive
40 MB tape backup drive
256KB Trident VGA card
Sound Blaster
14" Monitor
Windows 3.1
DOS 5.0 - even came with an assembly language programming reference manual for all the DOS system calls.

(Well, my parents' purchase, not mine personally, though I was 95% the user of it. It was our second family computer, after a Tandy 1000.)

For $3100 and change (this is from memory, don't have the receipt here.) Guess I didn't shop quite as efficiently as you; the tape backup and sound card wouldn't account for that entire difference.

I still have the machine in a box, though haven't tried to boot it up for at least ten years. Can't part with the thing - it was my first exposure to real programming (assembly and C, moving up from Basic), real gaming (Doom, Civilization), as well as all sorts of hardware hacking (it eventually acquired a 1MB SVGA card, Gravis Ultrasound, 14.4 kbps modem, and Zip drive.)
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