NEC Starlet PC8401-A-LS

Year: 1985 Initial Price: about $1000 \ $2,392.79 in  September 2018   “The NEC 8401 A is the second generation NEC notebook portable computer. It is significantly different from the 8201, and we expect it will appeal to a different type of customer. Briefly, the 8401 has a 16-line by 80-column fold-up LCD screen, 64K of…

Apple //e

Year: January 1983 Initial Price: $1298(4 kB RAM) and $2638 (48 kB RAM)   The Apple IIe (styled as Apple //e) is the third model in the Apple II series of personal computers produced by Apple Computer. The e in the name stands for enhanced, referring to the fact that several popular features were now built-in that were available only as upgrades or add-ons in earlier models. It…

Fujitsu Lifebook B142

YEAR: 1999 INITIAL PRICE: $1899   The Fujitsu Lifebook B142 is an ultralight computer that was oriented to compete with Sony`s ultra-books and Toshiba Libretto`s computers. It is a very well build machine and also it has a TFT touchscreen display witch makes this little computer the perfect business machine for people who are on the…

Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

YEAR: Japan-1983 \US-1985\ EU-1986 INITIAL PRICE: $179 US Dollar, $451.79 in 2018   The Nintendo Entertainment System (commonly abbreviated as NES) is an 8-bit home video game console that was developed and manufactured by Nintendo. It was initially released in Japan as the Family Computer, commonly known by the portmanteau abbreviation Famicom \FC on July 15, 1983, and was later released in New York City in 1985,…

I.C.E. Felix HC – 91

Year: 1985-1994 Initial Price: 9500 lei The HC stands for Home Computer and it represents a series  of microcomputers made  from 1985 until 1994 at ICE Felix București. They were based on the Z80 CPUs or the Romanian clone, the MMN80 CPU. The design has been inspired from the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. There were 5 series and sub-series of this computer. 1HC 85 2HC…

EPSON PC/486D4 International Space Station PC

YEAR: 1996-1999 Initial Price: UNKNOWN   Seiko-Epson Electronics America has tackled the next frontier – Space – with one of its CARD-PC products flying high onboard the Space Shuttle, and future application aboard the International Space Station. After successfully withstanding radiation testing at the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility, the CARD-PC/486D4 was selected to serve as the…

ZEOS Contenda – SubNotebook Pioneer

YEAR: 1991 INITIAL PRICE: $5299   ZEOS (ZEOS International, Ltd.) was a PC manufacturer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Originally based in New Brighton, Minnesota, and founded by Gregory E. Herrick, the company incorporated in Minnesota in 1981. Among other notable firsts, ZEOS Contenda was one of the first notebook computers to be known as a SUBNOTEBOOK.  The quality build and the…

Noritsu CT-1 Foto Lab Terminal

Year: 2001-2004 Initial Price: $2600   Noritsu CT-1 is basically a front self service customer oriented product that has been used in the mini foto labs. It is produced by Noritsu Koki Co.,LTD. Japan Model: CT-1 Serial No. 20461951 The idea behind the machine is that you can go with your pictures on any support (Floppy…

Schneider Euro PC

YEAR: 1988 Initial Price:  1800,- DEM \ $1058   The PC was an MS-DOS-based home computer of the Schneider computer division. The motherboard was installed in the keyboard housing. Almost same hardware was also packed in the Sinclair PC200 and Amstrad PC20. There seemed to be some kind of minor rush to get these “desktop” PCs…

OLIVETTI PHILOS 33 B/N

Year 1992 Initial price: $3855   In 1992 Olivetti got on the market seven notebooks with the dimensions of a sheet of letterhead paper. The Philos line. Philos Model 33 is offered two versions, B / N and Color. The built-in microphone and speaker lets you use it as a digital audio recorder. The PCMCIA…

Hewlett&Packard Omnibook 800CT

Year: 1995 Initial Price: $2499 (Quelle 1996 etidion)   Hisotry: The first of its series was the Omnibook 300. At the time of its introduction in 1993, the HP Omnibook 300 was the smallest and lightest PC on the market to feature a full-size keyboard and full VGA (video graphics array) screen. It weighed only…

IBM Displaywriter System

YEAR: 1980 INITIAL PRICE: US$7,895 (equivalent to $23,449 in 2017)   THIS COMPUTER HAS BEEN GIVEN TO ME IN A VERY BAD CONDITION. CURRENTLY WORKING ON RESTORING, I WILL POST THE BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES HERE AND ALSO THE LINK TO THE RESTORATION BLOG. THE PICTURES ARE FROM THE WEB – SOON TO UPLOAD THE REAL ONES…

Psion Series 3A

YEAR: 1993 Initial Price: $ 899    The Psion 3a (1993) is part of a range of personal digital assistants made by PSION PLC. Manufacture of Psion 3a was discontinued in 1998 with the 3s version shortly after the launch of the Psion Series 5 (a Psion 4 does not exist, due to Psion’s concern…

Toshiba Libretto 50CT

Year: 1997 Initial Price: $1999 The Libretto was a line of subnotebook computers designed and produced by Toshiba. The line was distinguished by its combination of functionality and small size, squeezing a full Windows PC into a device the size of a paperback book. Intel Pentium 75 MHz, 16 MB RAM (32 MB max.), 810 MB hard disk, 6.1-inch TFT display (Wikipedia) Libretto machines are always fascinating because its…

IBM Personal System 1 model 2011

YEAR: 1990 INITIAL PRICE: $2,199 about $4,200 in 2018   The IBM PS/1 is a brand for a line of personal computers that marked IBM‘s return to the home market in 1990, five years after the IBM PCjr. It was replaced by the IBM Aptiva in September 1994.  The original PS/1 (Model 2011), based on a 10 MHz Intel 80286 CPU, was designed to be easy to set…

Amstrad ALT-286

Year: 1989 Initial Price: $ 2600   The Amstrad ALT-286 is a very nice machine, its a mix between the TOSHIBA T3100/20 and the SHARP PC-4500. It shares same technology like the two mentioned above but the display its superior due to the fact it came on the market almost 3 years after the Toshiba…

Fujitsu Stylistic 2300

YEAR: 1996 INITIAL PRICE:  $2900 -$3400 (depends on the version)   Today’s tablet PCs are very popular and there is no age for consumers, both young ones and older generations use them. The highest trend seems to be positive even in 2018. There are numerous devices like Asus Transformers, Microsoft Surface, Lenovo`s Yoga series etc….

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…

IBM AIX Workstation 7011-250 (Bull DPX-20 / 100)

YEAR: 1992 Initial Price:  $15999   Linux can be found anywhere these days, free distributions everywhere. Some like to say that they master Linux because they know how to install or configure Linux on a server. Nobody cares about that anymore and its not important on your CV or resume’ – and your paycheck will suck….

Game Boy (Original 1989)

YEAR: 1989 INITIAL PRICE: $89.95 The Game Boy is an 8-bit handheld game console which was developed and manufactured by Nintendo and first released in the 100th anniversary of Nintendo in Japan on April 21, 1989, in North America on July 31, 1989 and in Europe on September 28, 1990. It is the first handheld console in the Game Boy line and was created and published by Satoru Okada and Nintendo Research & Development. The Game Boy is Nintendo’s…

IBM PS/2 Model 70 386 Type 8570

YEAR: 1987 INITIAL PRICE:  $ 3999   The Personal System/2 Model 70 enhances the IBM Personal System/2 family of systems by offering a new level of performance in a desktop unit. The system is highlighted by the Micro Channel™ Architecture with a 16 or 20MHz 80386 32-bit microprocessor, high density memory technology, and a wide range of…

The Macintosh SE/30

Initial Year: 1989 Initial price: US$4,369 (equivalent to $8,441 in 2016)   The Macintosh SE/30 is a personal computer designed, manufactured and sold by Apple Computer, Inc. from January 1989 to October 1991. It is the fastest of the original black-and-white compact Macintosh series. The SE/30 has a black-and-white monitor and a single PDS slot (rather than the NuBus slots of the IIx, with which the SE/30 shares a…

IBM PS/2 Model 57 486SLC3

YEAR: 1993 INITIAL PRICE: $3499   I got this computer from a friends garage, he called me that he wants to clear out some “junk”, mostly old hardware so my curiosity rised. I got the computer in a good condition, just some dust and a lot of black marker on the sides and on the…

Felix M118b

Initial Year: 1979 Initial Price: Unknown   The Felix M118b is a Romanian 8-bit computer produced by ICE Felix Bucuresti. This Computer is part of the family of FELIX-M18, M18B, M118 from 1979 also CUB (with i8080) and CUBZ ( Z80), aMIC, TIM-S etc. This particular unit was saved from an old Romanian Factory that was stripped…

Commodore 64 (1982-1994)

YEAR: 1982-1994 INITIAL PRICE:  US$595 (equivalent to $1,477 in 2016)   The C64 dominated the low-end computer market for most of the 1980s. Part of the Commodore 64’s success was its sale in regular retail stores instead of only electronics or computer hobbyist specialty stores. Commodore produced many of its parts in-house to control costs, including custom integrated circuit chips from MOS Technology….

Texas Instrument TI 99/4A

YEAR: 1979 INITIAL PRICE: $525, $1368 in 2016 “Now computers are like toasters, cheap and un-interesting.” The TI 99/4A is a pretty unusual computer. It is the oldest computer in my collection (1981) but at the same time it is technically a 16-bit computer! (it hosts a 16-bit TMS9900 CPU running at 3.0 MHz). It…

Commodore 64 (the highest-selling single computer model of all time)

YEAR: 1982 INITIAL PRICE: US 595 (equivalent to $1,477 in 2016)   The Commodore 64, also known as the C64 or the CBM 64, is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International (first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, January 7–10. 1982). It is listed in the Guinness World Records as the highest-selling single computer model of all time, with independent…

JUNIOR XT

YEAR: 1987 Initial Price: 30.000 LEI \$700   The Junior XT is a Romanian computer buit at  Întreprinderea de Echipamente Periferice (IEPER).    The computer was build around the Intel 8086, 16bit CPU, running at 4.77 Mhz and an i8087 math CPU for those who needed more mathematical power. In the base configuration the unit came with…

HP 9810A Calculator

YEAR: 1972 INITIAL PRICE: $2.475 \ $14.425 in 2016   The HP 9810A (AKA the 9800 series model 10) was HP’s second calculator. It made use of the new technologies of the time including IC chips for RAM, ROM, and logic, and a three line LED display instead of a CRT. The HP 9810A was…

Apple //c

YEAR: 1984 Initial Prce: US$1,295 (equivalent to $2,985.30 in 2016)   The Apple IIc, the fourth model in the Apple II series of personal computers, is Apple Computer’s first endeavor to produce a portable computer. The result was a 7.5 lb (3.4 kg) notebook-sized version of the Apple II that could be transported from place to place. The c in the name stood for compact, referring to…

Magnavox Odyssey²

Year: 1978 Price: US $179 (equivalent to $657.28 in 2016) The Magnavox Odyssey², also known as Philips Odyssey² is a second generation home video game console released in 1978. It was sold in Europe as the Philips Videopac G7000, in Brazilas the Philips Odyssey and in Japan as Odyssey2 (オデッセイ2 odessei2). Odyssey² was one of the major three home consoles prior to the 1983 video game market crash, along with Atari 2600 and IntelliVision. In the…

Compaq Portable SLT/286

Year: 1989 Initial Price: $5.399 and would cost $10.056 in 2016   THE EXECUTIVE COMPUTER The machine offers a bright high-resolution display that supports the VGA video standard, the first laptop with that feature. It has a 12-megahertz 80C286 processor, a new low-power chip that is among the faster 80286 microprocessors, and it is certainly capable of handling…

Schneider CPC 464 and Green Monitor

Year: 1984 Initial Price: GBP £359.00   The Schneider CPC (short for Colour Personal Computer) is a series of 8-bit home computers produced by Schneider and Amstrad between 1984 and 1990. It was designed to compete in the mid-1980s home computer market dominated by the Commodore 64 and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, where it successfully established itself primarily in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, and the German-speaking…

Casio PB-300

Year: 1983 Initial Price: Unknown   CPU HD61913 CMOS VLSI SPEED 455 kHz, ceramic resonator used as system clock RAM 2 KB (1568 bytes for BASIC) ROM 12 KB SIZE / WEIGHT 173 (W) x 90 (D) x 20 (H) mm / 258 g (with batteries) I/O PORTS 12-pin expansion port for cassette interface POWER…

Commodore PET 4032

YEAR:1980 INITIAL PRICE: US $1,295 equivalent of $3,772 in 2016   4032 refers to 40 character display, with 32K RAM memory. The PET 4032 was released three years after the original PET 2001. Although it has the same CPU running at the same speed, improved circuitry allows the 4032 to run substantially faster. Other improvements include more memory and a…

Texas Instruments Compact Computer 40

Initial year: 1983 Initial Price: $249.95   The Texas Instruments Compact Computer 40 or CC-40 is a battery-operated portable computer that was manufactured and released by Texas Instruments in March 1983. Priced at US$249, it weighs 600 grams (22 ounces) and can be powered by four AA batteries or an AC adapter. It was intended as a portable business computer, and uses TI’s TMS70C20 CPU,…

CIP-03 Electronica

YEAR: 1988 INITIAL PRICE: 15 000 lei, aprox. $500 US Dollars   A Romanian Sinclair ZX-Spectrum clone made from 1988 by Electronica CIE and sold only in Romania in blue or red case colour version. In fact, the colors only differed on the keyboard marquee, the case color being the same. On the red version the background…

ZX Spectrum +

YEAR: 1984 INITIAL PRICE: $ 210   Planning of the ZX Spectrum+ started in June 1984, and it was released in October the same year. This 48 KB Spectrum (development code-name TB) introduced a new QL-style case with an injection-moulded keyboard and a reset button that was basically a switch that shorted across the CPU reset capacitor. Electronically, it was identical to…

ZX Spectrum

YEAR: 1982 INITIAL PRICE: £175   The ZX Spectrum (UK: /zɛd ɛks ˈspɛktrəm/) is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research. It was manufactured in Dundee, Scotland, in the now closed Timex factory. ZX Spectrum       1982 ZX Spectrum Developer Sinclair Research Manufacturer Timex Corporation Type Home computer Generation 8-bit Release date United Kingdom: 23 April 1982; 35 years ago…

Playstation 1

YEAR:  December 1994 (Japan) INITIAL PRICE: $299   The PlayStation (officially abbreviated to PS, and commonly known as the PS1 or PSX) is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. The PlayStation is the first “computer entertainment platform” to ship 100 million units, which it had reached 9 years and 6 months after its initial launch. In 2000, a redesigned, slim version called…

ATARI 2600 (30 million units sold)

YEAR: 1979 to 1992 INITIAL PRICE: $199 (equivalent to $786.49 in 2016)   Manufacturer Atari Type Home video game console Generation Second Generation Retail availability NA: September 11, 1977 EU: 1978 JP: October 1983 (Atari 2800) Introductory price US$199 (equivalent to $786.49 in 2016) Discontinued January 1, 1992[1] Units sold 30 million (As of 2004)[2] Media ROM cartridge, Tape CPU 8-bit MOS 6507 @ 1.19 MHz Memory 128…

Apple Powerbook 140

Initial Price: US$3,199 Year: October 1991   The PowerBook 140 was released in the first line of PowerBooks. It was the mid-range PowerBook, between the low-end 100 and the high-end 170. Component Processor: Motorola 68030, running at 16 MHz RAM: 2 MB on board, can be expanded to 8 MB ROM: 1 MB Hard disk: 20-80 MB Floppy disk: 1.44 MB Superdrive Systems supported: System…

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…

IBM PS/2 L40SX

Year: 1991 Initial Price: $5,995   CPU 386SX-20(MHz) RAM 2MB up to 18MB HDD\Floppy 20\40\80 MB Drive\ 3.5 inch drive Graphics VGA Display (640×480) STN Display This Computer was having a bad display and a faulty HDD Connector. It took me 2 weeks to finish this project. All working now!   See more on Facebook  

Atari 65XE

Year: 1988 Price: $129   These were the 65XE and 130XE (XE stood for XL-Expanded). They were announced in 1985, at the same time as the initial models in the Atari ST series, and visually resembled the Atari ST. Originally intended to be called the 900XLF, the 65XE had 64 KB of RAM and was…

Commodore Plus/4

Year: 1984 Price:  $299 The Commodore Plus/4 is a home computer released by Commodore International in 1984. The “Plus/4” name refers to the four-application ROM resident office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, database, and graphing); it was billed as “the productivity computer with software built-in”.   Internally, the Plus/4 shares the same basic architecture as the…

Highscreen 486 SX 25

Year: 1993 Initial Price: $1150   The Highscreen 486 SX 25 was a computer designed to out-stand the Toshiba T1900 Notebook computer. Because of its light weight and its big battery pack this notebook was bought as a desktop replacement power tool that you could take with you on the go. This computer was manufactured for…

Commodore 16

Year: 1984 Initial Price: £129 The Commodore 16 is a home computer made by Commodore International with a 6502-compatible 7501 or 8501 CPU, released in 1984 and intended to be an entry-level computer to replace the VIC-20. Media ROM Cartridge, Cassette tape Operating system Commodore BASIC 3.5 CPU MOS Technology 7501 or 8501 @ 0.89 MHz…

Osborne 1 -the first commercially successful portable microcomputer

INITIAL PRICE: $1795 \\ $4729 in 2016 YEAR: 1981 The Osborne 1 was the first commercially successful portable microcomputer, released on April 3, 1981, by Osborne Computer Corporation.   It weighed 10.7 kg (24.5 lb), cost $1,795 US, and ran the CP/M 2.2 operating system. Powered directly from a mains socket as it had no on-board battery,…

Sharp PC-1500 – Japanese version (1981)

YEAR: 1981 Initial Price: Unknown The Sharp PC-1500 was a pocket computer produced by Sharp during 1981-1985. A rebadged version was also sold as the TRS-80 Pocket Computer PC-2. The whole computer was designed around the LH5801, an 8-bit CPU similar to the Zilog Z80, but all laid-out in power-saving CMOS circuits. Equipped with 2KB…

Epson Equity LT

Year: 1989 Initial Price: ?   The Epson Equity LT (model Q150A) Measurements are 12.2″ deep by 13.6″ wide by 3.2″ high. Standard RAM is 640K; ROM is 16K. Epson uses the V30 microprocessor, with dual speed of 4.77 or 10 MHz. Epson includes MS-DOS 3.2, GW-BASIC. To the left of the DIP switches are…

ATARI 800

YEAR: 1979 Initial Price: $ 999.95 Announced: December 1978 Released: November 1979 Price : US $999.95 CPU: MOS 6502,1.8MHz RAM: 8K base, 48K max Display: 24 X 40 text 320 x 192 monochrome 160 x 96 with 128 colors Expansion: 4 internal expansion slots 2 cartridge slots Ports: 4 controller ports RGB video output TV…

Olivetti M10 by Kyocera Corporation (Japan)

YEAR: 1983 Initial Price: 800 $   The Olivetti M-10 is basically the same computer as the Tandy 100 or the NEC PC-8201. All these machines were in fact conceived by Kyocera Corporation (Japan). Thus they all have very similar characteristics. Olivetti is well known for computers with special design, and the M-10 is not an exception. Compared…

Toshiba Libretto 100CT

Year: 1996 Initial Price: $3,199 (Lowered price to $2,499 in celebration of Toshiba’s 10 millionth portable sold in 1997) The Libretto was a line of subnotebook computers designed and produced by Toshiba. The line was distinguished by its combination of functionality and small size, squeezing a full Windows PC into a device the size of a…

Olivetti M15

Year: 1985 Initial Price: $ 5999   CPU: 80C88 (4.77 MHz) ROM: 16K bytes RAM: User RAM: 256K bytes, 512K bytes depending on con- figuration. Video RAM: 16K bytes CLOCK: Battery-backed clock/calender Minifloppy Two 3.5″disk drives. disk drive: Diskettes used: double sided, double density, 135 t.p.i. No. of heads: 2 No. of cylinders (tracks): 80…

Macintosh Classic M0420

YEAR: 1988 INITIAL PRICE: 999 USD The Macintosh Classic is a personal computer manufactured by Apple Inc. Introduced on October 15, 1988, the Macintosh Classic was prompted by the success of the Macintosh Plus and the Macintosh SE. The system specifications of the Classic were very similar to its predecessors, with the same 9-inch (23 cm) monochrome CRT…

PSION 5MX

YEAR: 1999 Price: 700 $ Manufacturer Psion PLC Type PDA Operating system EPOC32 CPU CL-PS7110 @ 18–36 MHz Memory 4–16 MB Display 5.6″, 640 × 240, 16 greyscale LCD Input Keyboard, Touchscreen, Microphone Connectivity RS-232, infra-red, CompactFlash Power 2 AA batteries (10–20h use) Dimensions 170 × 90 × 23 millimetres Weight 354 grams (battery included)…

The Atari Portfolio

Year: 1989 Price: 999 $ The ATARI Portfolio was also used in the Terminator 2 movie when John Connor is hacking the ATM.   Processor 80C88, 4.9152 MHz Clock Speed Memory 128KB internal RAM Includes internal configurable RAM disk (C:) 256KB ROM contains applications software Dimensions Length 200 mm Width 100 mm Depth 28 mm…

IBM ThinkPad 560E type 2640

YEAR: 1996 INITIAL PRICE: $ 2100 CPU: Intel Pentium MMX 166 MHz RAM: 16 MB EDO RAM STORAGE:  HDD 2.1gB and 1.44FDD Drive Sound: Sound Blaster 16/Pro OS Provided: Microsoft Windows 95 Video: 2 mB (800X600) Visit us on Facebook.

Siemens Nixdorf PCD-5ND

Year: 1995 Initial Price: $ 3200 Processor: Intel Pentium 75Mhz RAM: 24Mb EDO HDD: 810mB \Seagate Marathon Battery: LI-ION Keyboard: German Layout (QWERTZ) Power source: Power Adapter 22.8V 2.0 A (or 19V 2.5A)   This PC was bought in February 2017 and it had the 810Mb HDD broken. It originally had Windows3.11 on it but…

NEC MULTISPEED

Year: 1986 Initial Price: 2200$   Processor: NEC V30 4.7Mhz and 9.5 Mhz RAM Disk: up to 126kB RAM: 640Kb Storage: 2X720kB FDD units The unit had a bad power supply and bad jumper config. Fully functional, runs MS-DOS 3.30. See more on Facebook. See more on Google Docs.

Olivetti M111

Manufacturer: Olivetti YEAR: 1987   M111 Model no. XP-1021 Motherboard Pegasus Inc. LTA2-0001-01 Rev.C10 CPU NEC V30 D70116L-10Mhz Memory 640K RAM HDD Conner CP-3027 20MB FDD 3.5″ 720kb Main battery 12V 2200mAh BIOS battery 3-5FT 3.6V 50mAh AC Power Supply output 17V 2.4A Operating System DOS 3.30 Dimensions 13″wide x 14.5″deep x 4″ high Weight 15lbs…

Sharp PC-4500 (4502)

Manufacturer: Sharp Corporation (Osaka, Japan) YEAR: 1987 Initial Price: $5899   LIKE US ON FACEBOOK Reference: PC-4500 Processor: Nec V40 at 7.16 MHz or equivalent (compatible with i80188) Memory: 256 KB or 640 KB RAM expandable to 1.6 MB Including 1 MB of EMS memory Display: CGA compatible monochrome LCD display (Backlit on models 4502…

Toshiba 300 CDS Mint Condition

Year: 1997 Initial Price : $2999   Laptop Model TOSHIBA 300 CDS CPU Pentium 166 MMX RAM 32 MB EDO Hard Disk 2.1 GB Graphic Card SVGA/VGA compatible, dual display mode, PCI bus. Video Memory 2 MB Screen 12.1″ TFT CD-ROM 16X Floppy 1.44 MB, 3.5″ Mouse Serial 3-buttons mouse Sound Card 16 Bit stereo,…

TOSHIBA T3100e

YEAR: 1986 INITIAL PRICE: 6899 USD T3100e was a laptop manufactured by Toshiba and released in 1986. It featured a 20 MB hard drive, 12 MHz Intel 80286, 1mB RAM and a monochrome 9.6″ gas-plasma display with a resolution of up to 640×400 pixels. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK Five versions ever existed: The T3100 had a…

HP 1000CX (MS-DOS 5.0)

Year: 1995 The HP 1000CX has an Intel 80186 compatible embedded CPU named “Hornet”, which runs at ~7.91 Mhz and has  1, 2 or 4 MB of memory, of which 640 KB is RAM and the rest can be used for expanded memory (EMS) or memory-based storage space. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK Being IBM PC/XT compatible and running MS-DOS…

Dolch PAC 486

YEAR:1989 INITIAL PRICE: $12.999 LIKE US ON FACEBOOK “Dolch Computer Systems Inc, San Jose, California expects to be the first to market with an 80486-based luggable computer: the new Dolch PAC 486-25 weighs just under 20 lbs, comes with three AT slots, and sells for $13,000 with 100Mb hard disk and 640 by 400 CGA-compatible…

Olivetti Echos 44 Color (1st Best Design Award)

YEAR: 1993 INITIAL PRICE: $4.297 LIKE US ON FACEBOOK The Olivetti Echos 44 Color is a personal computer (PC) made by the Italian company Olivetti, designed by Michele De Lucchi. Thanks to the special design, the computer has won several design awards, including the MAU Industrial Design Award-Selezione and Compasso D’Oro-Selezione, ADI. It was built…

IBM ThinkPad 701CS (a.k.a. the Butterfly)

Initial Price: ? Year:1995 Once opened, the keyboard on the 701C (nicknamed the Butterfly ) extends past the chassis sides to give you the largest and most comfortable keyboard in its class. But when you turn on the unit, what really pops out is the impressive 10.4-inch display. Our review unit sported a TFT (thin-film…

iMac G3

YEAR: 1998 Initial Price:  $1299   The iMac G3 is a line of personal computers developed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Computer from 1998 to 2003. Noted for its innovative design via the use of translucent and brightly colored plastics, it was the first consumer-facing Apple product to debut under the recently returned interim CEO…

The Macintosh 128K

Year: 1984 Initial Price: 2495 US Dollars   The Macintosh 128K, originally released as the Apple Macintosh, is the original Apple Macintosh personal computer. Its beige case consisted of a 9 in (23 cm) CRT monitor and came with a keyboard and mouse. A handle built into the top of the case made it easier for the…

Compaq Contura 4\25

YEAR:1993 Initial Price: $3400 With the introduction of the INTEL 80486 processors back in 1989, COMPAQ equipped its Contura “All-in-One” notebook series 2820 with these faster chips. Also the 80486 had a mathematical co-processor integrated in the CPU. 4/25[Specifications] i486SX-S (SL enhanced 486SX) running at 25MHz passive matrix gray scale VGA display, 16 shades (640×480) high resolution,…

The Apple IIGS

YEAR: 1986 INITIAL PRICE: US$999 (equivalent to $2,160 in 2015) The Apple IIGS (styled as IIgs) is the fifth and most powerful model in the Apple II series of personal computers produced by Apple Computer. The “GS” in the name stands for “Graphics” and “Sound”, referring to its enhanced multimedia capabilities, especially its state-of-the-art sound and…

Macintosh Classic M0420

YEAR: 1988 INITIAL PRICE: 999 USD The Macintosh Classic is a personal computer manufactured by Apple Inc. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK  Introduced on October 15, 1988, the Macintosh Classic was prompted by the success of the Macintosh Plus and the Macintosh SE. The system specifications of the Classic were very similar to its predecessors, with the same…

Compaq Contura Aero 4/33C

YEAR: 1995 Initial Price: 2850$ The Compaq Aero was popularized as a line of computer handhelds produced by Compaq Computer Corporation. It was succeeded by the iPAQ line. The Aero name was first used for small sub-notebooks computers that Compaq produced in the mid-90’s, the Contura Aero 4/25 and 4/33c. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK Size and…

Tandy 1110HD

YEAR: 1992 INITIRAL PRICE: 1199 USD LIKE US ON FACEBOOK The 1110 HD was introduced in 1992. The specifications of the Tandy were not spectacular as it was considered a lower middle class laptop. It was still very impressive at its time of release, which proved it to be more successful that it’s competitors. Processor: 8 bit NEC…

FIC SportSX – just over 1000 ever made because of Copyright issues

YEAR: 1987 INITIAL PRICE: ??? FIC Sport SX was a laptop manufactured by FIC (First International Computer, Inc.)  and released in 1987. It featured a 40 MB hard drive that was about twice the capacity used in those days, it has and incredible 8 MHz Intel 80286 CPU and a monochrome gas-plasma display. This laptop is so Rare…

Amstrad PPC512

YEAR: 1987 INITIAL PRICE: 1455 USD LIKE US ON FACEBOOK The PPC512 had an NEC V30 processor running at 8 MHz, 512 KB of memory, a full-size 102-key keyboard, a built-in liquid crystal display (not backlit) that could emulate the CGA or MDA and either one or two 720k 3.5″ floppy drives (the model was either…

Toshiba T1900 (a shape of the future, not a copy of the past)

YEAR: 1993 INITIAL PRICE: 3899USD LIKE US ON FACEBOOK “Getting a head start is rare these days. Starting in front is almost unheard of. But that’s the feeling you get when you own a Toshiba notebook. The confidence that comes from knowing that what’s standard for Toshiba means leadership for the industry. The T1900 Series…

Zenith ZWL-184-02 SuperSport (Very Rare)

Year: 1986 Initial Price: 3999 USD   This 4.77 MHz 8086 “Luggable” laptop, the Zenith SuperSport ZWL-184-02 is a very rare model from the mid. 80`s. This particular unit was made in 1986 and was used in some of the gov service department from the US back in the days. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK Manufacturer: Zenith Data…

IBM PS/2 Note N33Sx Type 8533 (before the Thinkpads)

Year: 1991 Initial Price: 2990 US Dollars LIKE US ON FACEBOOK The Personal System/2 or PS/2 was IBM‘s third generation of personal computers released in 1987. The PS/2 line was created by IBM in an attempt to recapture control of the PC market by introducing an advanced yet proprietary architecture. IBM‘s considerable market presence plus…

IBM Thinkpad 345C (Top of the 25 Greatest PCs of All Time)

YEAR: 1992 INITIAL PRICE: 2375 US Dollars LIKE US ON FACEBOOK Among the first IBM’s to use the Thinkpad name As IBM president 1914 to 1956, Thomas J. Watson, Sr. enjoyed using the phrase “THINK!” to motivate and inspire his employees. This simple word has become deeply embedded in IBM’s corporate culture ever since. Decades…

IBM ThinkPad 380 Series

Year: 1997 Initial Price: 2199 USD IBM ThinkPad 380 was a notebook computer manufactured in 1997 by IBM as part of their ThinkPad laptop series. Notable for incorporating a CD-ROM and a floppy drive. I own all IBM Thinkpad 380 series. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK Models IBM ThinkPad 380E — The 380E model introduced several additional features,…

COMPAQ LTE Elite 4/75CX

YEAR: 1993 INITIAL PRICE: 3299 USD The Compaq LTE was a line of laptop computers made by Compaq, introduced in 1989. The first models, the Compaq LTE and the Compaq LTE 286, were among the first computers to be close to the size of a paper notebook, spurring the use of the term “notebook” to describe a…

TOSHIBA T1200XE (first laptop with “Resume-mode” technology)

YEAR: 1987 INITIAL PRICE: 6499 USD   The Toshiba T1200XE was a laptop manufactured by the Toshiba Corporation, first made in 1987. It was an upgraded version of the Toshiba T1100 Plus. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK It was equipped with an Intel 80C86 processor at 12 MHz, 1 MB RAM expandable to 5 MB of which 384 kB…

The TOSHIBA T3100/20

YEAR: 1986 INITIAL PRICE: 6899 USD T3100 was a laptop manufactured by Toshiba and released in 1986. It featured a 10 MB hard drive, 8 MHz Intel 80286 CPU and a monochrome 9.6″ gas-plasma display with a resolution of up to 640×400 pixels. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK Five versions ever existed: The T3100 had a 8…

THE COMPAQ LTE\286

YEAR: 1989 INITIRAL PRICE: 4499 USD LIKE US ON FACEBOOK  The LTE was introduced in 1989 and was one of the first models to be the size of a notebook, thus the term “notebook computer”, the LTE model name was considered to mean “Lite” as a reference to the LTE’s small size and weight of…

IBM PS/2 Modell P70 386

YEAR: 1988 Initial Price: 7695 USD LIKE US ON FACEBOOK The Personal System/2 IBM PS/2 model P70 386 is a portable computer of briefcase size providing the same functions as the PS/2 desktop models. These models are also known as luggables.  It’s meant to be a portable computer, but it’s definitely not a laptop or a…

Toshiba T1000

Year: 1987 Initial Price: 1199 USD   The Toshiba T1000 was a laptop computer manufactured by the Toshiba Corporation in 1987. It had a similar specification to the IBM PC Convertible, with an 4.77 MHz 80C88 processor, 512 kB of RAM, and a monochrome CGA-compatible LCD. Unlike the Convertible, it includes a standard serial port and…