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Archives: 1980's

Equipment from the 1980's.

Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer

The Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer List Price: US $399 Release Date: July 1980 The gray/silver color scheme was fetching for the original TRS-80 Model I computer, but it just doesn’t work on the Color Computer – it has to be one of the ugliest computers ever. While Read More...

Commodore VIC-20

The Commodore VIC-20 List Price: US $299 Release Date: January 1981 The VIC-20 was the first inexpensive color computer available, costing less than $300. It can only display 22 characters of text per line, so its use for business applications is minimal, but people loved it for Read More...

Commodore 64

The Commodore 64 List Price: US $595 Release Date: September 1982 Although it looks like an unimpressive keyboard-like box, the Commodore 64 was incredibly popular. More C 64s have been sold than any other single computer system, even to this day. That’s about 17 million systems, according Read More...

Apple IIc

The Apple IIc The List Price : US $1300 Release Date : April 1984 In April 1984, Apple unveils the Apple IIc with an intense publicity extravaganza, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Priced at US$1300, 2,000 dealers place orders for more than 52,000 units on Read More...

Apple IIGS WOZ Limited Edition

The Apple IIGS WOZ Limited Edition List Price: Unknown Release Date: January 1986 Released on Apple’s 10th anniversary, the first 10,000 Apple IIGS computers (GS = graphics + sound) have the signature of ‘Woz’ on the front. The Woz designation is a reference to Apple co-founder Steve Read More...

Dynalogic Hyperion

Released: January 1983 Price: $4995 CPU:Intel 8088@ 4.77Mhz RAM: 256k OS: Custom PC-DOS and MS DOS Built by Dynalogic, sold by Bytec-Comterm, the Hyperion made it to the market a month or so before Compaq released its Portable. Because of this, it can be considered the first portable MS-DOS Read More...

Apple Lisa

The Apple Lisa List Price : US $9995 Release date: January 1983 Who Wants a Computer Called WANG? Give Me a Lisa Any Day Apple Lisa: The GUI (Graphical User Interface) that started it all. If you use a computer with a mouse and pull down menus you Read More...