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Nostalgia Tech 2: 20 Retro PC Ads

Take a trip down memory lane with these old PC ads. We sure have come a long way since then -- on style and pricing.
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1 of 20 Old computers

Interlude game ad

Apparently the game arrived with a disk and manual and fantasy material to interact with.

Nostalgia Tech: 15 cool Steampunk gadgets

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2 of 20 Unreality mag

OPUS Unfloppable floppy

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3 of 20 Sad and Useless

Radio Shack Color Computer Ad

From around 1982 featuring Isaac Asimov

Nostalgia Tech: 15 cool Steampunk gadgets

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4 of 20 Eileen Brown/ZDNet

Royal McBee compact computer

Compact and mobile...

 Credit: Kludgespot

Nostalgia Tech: 15 cool Steampunk gadgets

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5 of 20 Eileen Brown/ZDNet

Epson Notebook

Wordstar and Symphony bundled with hardware

 Credit: Smart Pants UK

Nostalgia Tech: 15 cool Steampunk gadgets

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6 of 20 Kludgespot

Vanguard computer

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7 of 20 Excite fun

Commodore 64

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8 of 20 Eileen Brown/ZDNet

Commodore VIC 20, Texas TI-994 and Dragon 32

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9 of 20 Eileen Brown/ZDNet

Commodore PET 3032

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10 of 20 Sad and useless

Tandy 2000

Bill Gates advertises the Tandy 2000 for Radio Shack

Nostalgia Tech: 15 cool Steampunk gadgets

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11 of 20 Smart Pants UK

Digi-Log terminal

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12 of 20 These old colours

Radio Shack TRS-80

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13 of 20 Designs Oak

Atari 2600 console

Remember the cheats? - often found by going to the corners

Nostalgia Tech: 15 cool Steampunk gadgets

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14 of 20 Smart Pants UK

Osborne 1

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15 of 20 B on the ball

IMSAI computer

8-bit processor (optional 16-bit) and a 10mb hard drive. And look at the price...

Nostalgia Tech: 15 cool Steampunk gadgets

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16 of 20 Rundschau Online

Commodore PET

8kb RAM -- and a Cassette recorder

Nostalgia Tech: 15 cool Steampunk gadgets

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17 of 20 Eileen Brown/ZDNet

Sony Betamax

 Watch something on one channel while you videotape another. Wow.

 Credit: Neat Designs

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18 of 20 Make Five

Honeywell email ad

Superfast email to make administrative personnel more effective

Nostalgia Tech: 15 cool Steampunk gadgets

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19 of 20 Eileen Brown/ZDNet

Commodore ad

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20 of 20 Designs Oak

Franklin ACE 1000

Apple compatible with upper and lower case VisiCalc keys

Nostalgia Tech: 15 cool Steampunk gadgets

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