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Nostalgia Tech 3: Vintage CES hardware

Imagine visiting the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the 70's, 80's and 90's. You would have probably seen these brand new pieces of tech, ready to be launched.
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1 of 18 Eileen Brown/ZDNet

iMac

Original iMac G3. Released 1998

Source: PC Games Hardware

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2 of 18 Eileen Brown/ZDNet

IBM 5150

Intel 8088 16K RAM (expandable to 640k) Cassette tape or optional 5.25 floppy drives PC-DOS. Released 1981

Source: Vintage Computers

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3 of 18 PC Games Hardware

Atari 400

Atari 400 8 Bit computer with foil keyboard. Released 1979

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4 of 18 Retro Gaming World

Vectrex game console

AC powered transportable video game with vector graphics. Built in monitor. Released 1982

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5 of 18 Computer Hardware

NEC Versa 550D

Cyrix MII-433GP 300MHz processor, 8Mb RAM, 340Mb Hard drive. Released 1995.

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6 of 18 Old Computers

Atari 800 XL

64kb RAM, two joystick ports, parallel bus interface. Released Summer 1983 at CES

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7 of 18 Retro Computer Hardware

Compaq LTE/286 Laptop

MS-DOS 3.31, 40Mb Hard drive, 1.44Mb floppy drive, CGA 640 x 200 display. Optional 2400 bit/s Hayes modem. Released 1989.

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8 of 18 Biocomp

486 IBM Compatible PC

AMD 5x86 133MHz Processor, 16Mb RAM, ISA Video Card, 2.4Gb Hard drive. Released 1989.

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9 of 18 Divergenta Delux

Atari 520 ST

GEM Operating system, 512 Kb RAM, No Floppy disk drive, Bootstrap ROM. Released June 1985.

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10 of 18 Credit: Cult of Mac

Prototype Apple Macintosh

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11 of 18 Credit: Old Computers

Tandy Color Computer 2

8k or 16k ROM. Programmed in BASIC. Released January 1983.

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12 of 18 Credit: Hard Forum

Toshiba Infinia

Pentium 2 MMX 256Mb RAM, 750MHz Athlon processor. Released January 1996 (?)

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13 of 18 PC Games Hardware

Apple III

1.8MHz Synertek 6502a 8bit CPU. Released May 1980.

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14 of 18 Vintage Computer

Apple IIe

MOS 6502 Processor, 64K or 128K RAM (with extra card). Released 1983.

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15 of 18 Vintage Computer

Bondwell 2

Zylog Z80 Processor, 64K RAM, 4K ROM. Released 1985.

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16 of 18 Vintage Computer

IBM Personal System/2

Model P70-386DX, 30Mb Hard drive, 128K ROM, 4Mb RAM. Released 1988.

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17 of 18 PC Games Hardware

Sega Saturn

32-bit games console 2x Hitachi SH2 32-bit RISC CPU. Released 1994.

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18 of 18 Hard Forum

XT Clone

Leading Edge model D with Intel 8088 processor 4.77MHz / 8MHz switchable. 640K RAM, 20 Mb Hard drive. Released 1985.

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