IBM PS/2 Model 30 (8530)

Year: 1987 Initial Price: $6999   The Personal System/2 or PS/2 was IBM‘s third generation of personal computers. Released in 1987, it officially replaced the IBM PC, XT, AT, and PC Convertible in IBM’s lineup. The PS/2 line was created by IBM in an attempt to recapture control of the PC market by introducing an…

Epson HX-20 (The granddaddy of all notebooks)

Year: 1982 Initial Price: $800   The HX-20 revolutionised computing in the early 80’s. Arguably the first notebook, it was definitely the first truly portable system at a reasonable price. It was preceded by a series of sewing-machine-cased, mains-powered luggables such as the Osborne 1 and Kaypro, weighing as much as 12kg and barely fitting…