Gadgets for Grads Through the Decades: An Infographic

By on May 9, 2013

Saved by the Bell Zack Morris giant phone on Jimmy FallonHave you ever wondered how much that sweet, gigantic phone Zack Morris carried around in Saved by the Bell would cost in 2013 dollars adjusted for inflation? What about an old school Compaq computer from 1993 with 20MB of RAM? What about a Sony Walkman? We know you used to rock out with your killer CD collection.

We checked out popular gadgets for grads across the decades from 1983 to 2013, and found that when you adjust these costs to today’s dollars, it actually now costs LESS for new grads to set themselves up with electronic gizmos than it did in decades past. Even better, grads are not only spending way less, but they’re getting a ton more bang for their buck in terms of functionality.

You can check out all our research in our Gadgets for Grads Through the Decades infographic below. Click anywhere on the infographic to open a larger resolution version. For anyone using a 1080p monitor or dual monitor setup, here’s a super high-res version just for you: LINK.

Gadgets for Grads Through the Decades Infographic


Did you own any of these gadgets over the decades? If so, which one? Tell us in the comments below.

About Mike Flacy

By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!

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  1. mdng

    May 10, 2013 at 9:45 am


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