Compaq Armada 4150T

Year: 1997 Initial Price: $3199 The Armada 4150T is one of the best sub notebook, ultra-portable that you could buy in 1997 . It has almost same specs like the Armada 1590DT but it costs $1000 more. Why is that? Its sleek and slim, ultra-portable and light! Configuration: Intel Pentium MMX 150Mhz 32MB RAM (16MB…

Compaq Armada 1590DT

Year: 1997 Initial Price: $2499 The Compaq Armada series are one of the sturdiest business machines ever to be build. The quality and design of these machines makes you wonder why don’t they build them like this anymore? ūüôā I received this computer as a gift from a friend and to be honest it looks…

Zenith Data Systems SlimSport 286 (IWL 286-2)

YEAR: 1989-1991 Initial Price: $3,699 equivalent to $7,633 in 2020 Zenith Data Systems (ZDS) was a division of Zenith founded in 1979 after Zenith acquired Heathkit, who had, in 1977, entered the personal computer market. The SlimSport 286 I got from a friend in Bucharest is in awesome shape, almost mint condition but it does not…

IBM ThinkPad A21m

YEAR: 2001 Initial Price: $2,169 Not vintage but quite old, this computer is one of the best IBM notebooks I ever owned. Running at 700 Mhz on an Intel Pentium III platform and fully upgraded to 256MB RAM, Windows 2000 runs buttery smooth. The display is has bright and vibrant colorsl and the illuminated keyboard…

Panasonic Toughbook CF-41 MK I

YEAR: 1995 INITIAL PRICE: $8.700, $14.683 in 2020 The Panasonic CF41 is considered to be the world‚Äôs first notebook PC to integrate a CD-ROM drive, the first computing product to utilize magnesium alloy chassis for strength and durability. The CF-41 was to be the first in a long line of Toughbooks that would revolutionize field work…

Psion Mobile Computer MC 400

YEAR: 1990 Initial price: ¬£845.00, ¬£ 2,065 \ $2,706 in 2019 Originally released back in 1989 this machine is described by Time Magazine in their All Time 100 Gadgets as one of top five gadgets ahead of their time, was initially priced in the UK at ¬£845.00 and sold less than 1000 units. I got this computer…

Apple iBook G3 Clamshell -Blueberry

YEAR: 1999 INITIAL PRICE: $1,599 (equivalent to $2,405 in 2018) After his return, Steve Jobs wanted to refresh Apple as their machines looked very dull. So quickly followed the iMac G3 was the iBook G3. Steve Jobs unveiled the iBook G3 during the keynote presentation of Macworld Conference & Expo, New York City. The iBook was the first mainstream…

Toshiba T1000LE

YEAR: 1990 INITIAL PRICE: $1799 SN: 10016686 The Toshiba T1000LE was one of the first laptops to include both a hard drive and a Ni-CD battery. Previous laptops did not have enough power to run a hard drive from battery power (exceptions include the¬†Toshiba T1200, which had a proprietary 26-pin¬†JVC¬†hard drive, and the¬†Macintosh Portable, which…

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…

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 slot…

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…

Epson HX-20 (The granddaddy of all notebooks)

YEAR: 1982 INITIAL PRICE: $800 equivalent to $2138¬†in 2020 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…

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!

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…

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…

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…

Olivetti M15

Year: 1985 Initial Price: $ 5999, $14,490 in 2020 ¬† Manufacturer Olivetti Personal Computers Processor type Intel 80C88 Cycle time 4.77 MHz RAM memory 512 KB ROM memory 16 KB Ports Serial RS-232C, Parallel Operating systems MS-DOS 3.3 Keyboard 78-keys Modem no Screen size 25 lines x 80 columns¬† LCD Graphics resolution 640 x 320…

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,…

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…

Compaq Contura 4\25

YEAR:1993 Initial Price: $3,400, equivalent to $7,126 in 2020 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,…

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‚Äôs 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…

Toshiba T1900

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 ‚ÄĒ 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 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 ‚Äúnotebook computer‚ÄĚ, the LTE model name was considered to mean ‚ÄúLite‚ÄĚ as a reference to the LTE‚Äôs small size and weight of…

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…