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#151 am1933 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 5, 2014 10:43 AM

In no particular order I would have, Memotech MTX512, SpecravideoSV328, Radofin Aquarius II, Sinclair Spectrum(original), Sinclair Spectrum 128(heatsink), TI99/4a(silver), Colour Genie, Oric Atmos, Dragon 64, Tandy CoCo3, Atari 800, most MSX machines, CBM 128 and possibly BBC Micro model B.



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Posted Sun Jan 5, 2014 2:11 PM

I've always been partial to the TI-99/4A, but for clean lines, silver highlights and simplicity, my vote is for....

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#153 Chug OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 5, 2014 6:04 PM

The Oric-1.  It was my first computer, and I still think it looks funky.

 

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#154 Yak OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 7, 2014 2:45 PM

I always thought the old Flan looked pretty cool for its time:

 

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Sounded like an interesting machine, z80 based but with decent colour and some kind of display list architecture like the a8 IIRC.  If it'd come out when they said it was going to come out I'd've been tempted to leave my Vic 20 for it.  But it was delayed for years and given ridiculous names and by the time it came out everyone was already on c64s or Speccies.

 

Where my dad worked they had one of these.

 

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Not only cool looking but comfortable to sit on.



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Posted Tue Jan 7, 2014 2:47 PM

 

Not only cool looking but comfortable to sit on.

 

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#156 Ripdubski OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:01 PM

Atari 800XL without a doubt.

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^ this

#157 JamesD OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:39 AM

I always thought the old Flan looked pretty cool for its time:

 

nl6bfl.jpg

 

Sounded like an interesting machine, z80 based but with decent colour and some kind of display list architecture like the a8 IIRC.  If it'd come out when they said it was going to come out I'd've been tempted to leave my Vic 20 for it.  But it was delayed for years and given ridiculous names and by the time it came out everyone was already on c64s or Speccies.

 

Where my dad worked they had one of these.

 

CRAY-1-HRM-0000.jpg

 

Not only cool looking but comfortable to sit on.

Looks a lot like a Commodore logo from the top.



#158 JamesD OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:43 AM

The Oric-1.  It was my first computer, and I still think it looks funky.

 

oric_oric1_right-side_1s_zpse37baf28.jpg

I have one in my collection and I actually like the looks, but I'd rather type on my old CoCo 1 chicklet keyboard than that one.
The Atmos is so much better even if it does look like something from Halloween. 






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