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Panasonic Executive Partner

The Panasonic Executive Partner definitely looks like a product designed by someone with a vision of a laptop. It had the layout of what would be a very large laptop of today. It was not that light, and weighed in at 28 pounds. But this computer had one extra addition, an internal printer. The display […]

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NeXT Cube Computer

One of the forerunners of our modern computers was one thought up by Steve Jobs. It was called the “NeXT” computer. It was given the nickname “Cube” after it came into being back in October of 1988. It came with an impressive base price tag of $6500.00 and an equally impressive appearance. It was designed […]

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IBM XT 5160

The group at IBM were making history with their MS DOS operating system. The computer designation, also called “form factor”, was “XT” and stood for “eXtended technology”. It was for sure the IBM PC XT had it. This computer was announced in 1983 and was a direct competitor to the Apple II and the Commodore […]

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Atari 800 and 800XL

The Atari 800 and 800XL were the work of Texas Instruments and the Atari company. They were fairly equal, but the Atari 800XL had more graphics modes and two less joystick ports. They were considered superior, by some, to the Tandy, Oric and Lynx computers. The Atari 800 was introduced in 1979 and the 800XL […]

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Tandy TRS-80 Model 100

The TRS-80 Model 100 was one of the earlier computers that had good marketing success. It turned out to be a useful computer that even starred in a few Hollywood films. It was also labeled as a “Tandy Model 100” and inspired a second model that came after it, the Model 200. It was the […]

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Amiga 4000

Commodore came out with the Amiga 4000 in 1993. It was the natural progression from the Amiga 3000 and had plenty of color to offer. The model 4000 had the highest overall power rating of nearly all the Amiga computers. The Amiga 4000 was a mixture of the A2000, A3000 and the A1200. It was […]

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Commodore Vic 20

Before Commodore Business Machines company went bankrupt, they had made good progress in the personal computer niche. The Commodore Vic 20 was one of their earlier efforts. It came before the Model 64. It was released in 1980 in Japan and later came to the United States. It had the distinction of being the first […]

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Commodore 65

The Commodore 65 was an experiment, but one that somehow made it to market. It was a transition from the Commodore 64 to the Amiga line of computers. It was started in 1989, but discontinued a few years later. If the Commodore Business Machines company had not gone bankrupt in Aprill of 1994, it is […]

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IBM 5150

International Business Machines put their cards on the personal computer future with the IBM 5150 computer. This was a machine designed for business as well as personal use. It had not been too long before that IBM had been selling computers that bore a price tag into the millions of dollars. The IBM 5150 was […]

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Franklin Ace 1000

The Franklin Ace 1000 was a result of the popularity of Apple computers. It was a clone that was so close to the original Apple computer that Apple sued Franklin and won in court. Some say it was not just the design that Franklin copied, but the software as well, even down to the copyright. […]

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