Hey, with my first home computer, 16 years ago, working through a dial-up modem, 3-4 KB/sec was usual. If I could nurse it up to 6 that was flying.
Oh god, downloading a 10mb file at 4.5kb/s, the memories!
No such thing as download managers or resume functionality or even BitTorrent and other chunk-based transfer systems, you just clicked that link and prayed the download finished before the modem gave out, which it did like 50 times a day.
Ok, now that's too old, like the computers we had at school old. My first computer was a smoking 266mhz Pentium II with 32mb ram (later upgraded to 128mb), 4mb graphics accelerator, all running Windows 95 (later 98) on a 4.4GB HDD, I didn't even know what to do with all that space! Much later I upgraded to a massive 20GB HDD that I never did come close to filling up.
The original price paid was, I think, $1,700 in 1996 dollars, that's $2,500 today.