Macintosh Plus (M0001A)

Year: 16 January 1986 -October 15 1990 (the longest-produced Macintosh ever) Initial Price: $2,599 (equivalent to $5,802 in 2017)   The Macintosh Plus computer is the third model in the Macintosh line, introduced on January 16, 1986, two years after the original Macintosh and a little more than a year after the Macintosh 512K, with a price tag of US$2599. As an…

The Minitel

Year: 1978 – 2012 Initial Price: #service   The Minitel was a Videotex online service accessible through telephone lines, and is considered one of the world’s most successful pre-World Wide Web online services. The service was rolled out experimentally in 1978 in Brittany and throughout France in 1982 by the PTT (Postes, Télégraphes et Téléphones; divided since 1991 between France Télécom and La Poste). From its early…

Epson QX-10

Year: 1983 Initial Price: Unknown The Epson QX-10 is a microcomputer running CP/M or TPM-III (CP/M-80 compatible) which was introduced in 1983. It was based on a Zilog Z80 microprocessor, running at 4 MHz, provided up to 256 KB of RAM organized in four switchable banks, and included a separate graphics processor chip (µPD7220) manufactured by NEC to provide advanced graphics capabilities. In the USA, two versions…

IBM PS/ValuePoint 486 DX2

YEAR: 1993 INITIAL PRICE: $2795   The IBM PS/ValuePoint (or just ValuePoint) personal computer was IBM‘s answer to the PC clone market, where the IBM PS/2 could not compete due to price and proprietary interfaces. Announced in October 1992 and withdrawn in July 1995, it was replaced by the IBM PC Series 300. Thank you Amo Retro for the pictures 466DX2/D (desktop)…

Tandon TM 6004A (Very Rare)

YEAR: 1983 to 1987 INITIAL PRICE: Unknown   PC Tandon TM 6004A is an XT Clone, this computer uses IBM XT chips in the era when this was illegal by patent rights to IBM. This machine was not produced in a large scale and it might been for testing purposes only.  Found little info on…