ZX Spectrum Custom Made

Year 1982 Initial Price: ??? Recently, a friend of mine called and told me that he needs to renovate his apartment and he has some strange computer lying around, never got the full story but I guess it was his fathers. Looking inside the computer you can see the keyboard looks custom build or maybe…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…