in 1995, according to my Autumn 1995 copy of PC Magazine, your basic Windows-ready PC had:
4-8MB RAM, price difference $400
400MB-1GB hard drives, difference $200
14-17" CRT monitor, difference $400
video adapter: 1MB VGA to 12MB coprocessor and MPEG decoder: difference upwards of $1200
sound: $25 basic 2-channel lagfest up to SB16 (all the rage for serious users in 1995 who wanted to HEAR Day Of The Tentacle) for $350
modem: 14.4-28.8kbaud, if you can find one you got 56k as well but be prepared to pay in solid gold for one of those, a 28.8 would hurt you for $100
CDROM: double speed do you for $380
A basic build with 95 OEM would be a mortgage deal - a cloth-touching $4,000. Max it all and you're reaching for $6,000.
In 1995, according to a poll by AOL, 32% of American households had at least one PC and 12 million Americans were online. In 2010, every household in America had at least one internet capable device (phone and/or PC), 3/4 of all adults had a portable media player, and the number of Americans who were online was expressed as a percentage: 78.6%.
Globally now, it is estimated that there is one internet-capable phone for every human on Earth.