Gallery: Personal computers from the 1970s

Summary:The latest image gallery in TechRepublic's series of "Dinosaur Sightings" offers a look, inside and out, at 1970s-era consumer computers.

The latest image gallery in TechRepublic's series of "Dinosaur Sightings" offers a look, inside and out, at 1970s-era consumer computers.

The gallery showcases a number of vintage machines from the collection of Steven Stengel, including [see below, clockwise from upper left]: the IMSAI 8080, one of the first consumer computers available; IBM's Model 5100, the world's first portable (55 pounds) computer; Radio Shack's TRS-80 Model; and the Apple II, or Apple ][.

The complete gallery has more than 20 close-up views of these vintage machines.

Topics: CXO, Apple, Hardware

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David Grober has worked a variety of editorial roles in the technology media since 1982, when he joined the copy desk at IDG's Computer Business News. He served as managing editor for PC Week (now eWeek) and, later, Digital News. David made the leap from print to online publishing in 1994, when he joined Ziff-Net's Software Library. Sinc... Full Bio

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