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#1 davidcalgary29 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:51 PM

Okay...who's had enough of those same-old 'vs.' threads comparing raw computing power? This, people, is purely about looks. Not graphics. Not sound. And not, er, about paraphilia! Just good ol' styling

 

While I love the A8 line to death, and feel that the 800 should be in the Smithsonian, its beige-and-brown colour never fails to remind me of a Harvey's burger joint, circa. 1978.

 

After much thought, I vote for the Sinclair QL. Pretty!

 

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#2 Seob OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:29 PM

I vote the commodore pet 200. Straight out of the future.

 

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Posted Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:34 PM

The silver TI-99/4A computer looks pretty nice. Can't quite say the same for the beige one though.

 

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Posted Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:56 PM

I still think the best looking (out of those which are reasonably well known) is the Oric Atmos.

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However I think they uglified the design of the much rarer follow-up Oric Telestrat, despite it has the same general colour scheme:

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#5 atarian63 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:04 PM

Atari 1450XLD



#6 Ripdubski OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:46 PM

Atari 1450XLD

Any from the XL line.

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Posted Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:56 PM

You'll be the envy of Americans everywhere with the sleek but sexy look of the ZX Spectrum x2 

 

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Now you'll be ready for a soccer match followed by Peter Davison in Doctor Who 



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Posted Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:13 PM

Yes, the XL line. I like the look of the 1200XL (or 1400XL) a bit better than the 800 XL. Looks more substantial.

 

Also, the XE line is nice too. Especially the 130XE...



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Posted Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:30 PM

http://en.wikipedia....Morrow_Pivot_II

 

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Edited by Osgeld, Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:31 PM.


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Posted Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:42 PM

Any from the XL line.

could someone kindly post a 1450xld pic?



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Posted Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:48 PM

From Atari I'd rank 1200XL, 600XL, 800.

 

From C= I'd probably agree on the PETs with their integrated monitor.  Ideal prop piece for any 70s/80s Sci-Fi show.

Plus4 is also a nice machine, although the cursor arrows are a right pain to use.



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Posted Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:48 PM

Commodore PET & Plus/4, TI-99/4A, TRS80 Model III/IV, Amiga 1000, Atari 520 ST and the Mega series, Atari 400 and 800 all get my vote for some of the sexiest! Really like the looks of the Apple ][GS as well. 



#13 atarian63 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:02 PM

I could add Atari TT 



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Posted Sat Mar 1, 2014 2:06 AM

Never played on it back in the day, the graphics are bad ugly, and the sound horrible. But the cheap plastic look with its rubber keyboard and the rainbow has style.^^

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Posted Sat Mar 1, 2014 3:58 AM

You'll be the envy of Americans everywhere with the sleek but sexy look of the ZX Spectrum x2 
 
spectrum_plus_2A.jpg
 
Now you'll be ready for a soccer match followed by Peter Davison in Doctor Who 

then you also got to love the amstrad cpc464 or the single color keyed schneider cpc464

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Posted Sat Mar 1, 2014 11:52 AM

Atari Mega STe

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Posted Sat Mar 1, 2014 11:53 AM

Back in the day, this one was pretty cool looking....

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Posted Sat Mar 1, 2014 12:02 PM

Everyone knows it's the X68000.

 

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Posted Sat Mar 1, 2014 12:42 PM

I always thought the Sinclair ZX81 (Timex Sinclair 1000) was a beautiful-looking piece of kit, even if it only had 2 KB of RAM and using the keyboard was like programming the world's most complicated microwave oven...

 

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Posted Sat Mar 1, 2014 1:00 PM

Definetly the SX64 for me:

 

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It looked sexy, it felt sexy, and when you carried that heavy POS for a few yards each day, you built up sexy muscles.



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Posted Sat Mar 1, 2014 2:07 PM

How about this beauty?

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Posted Sat Mar 1, 2014 2:11 PM

Mattel_AquariusII_System_s1.jpgOr howabout this one?



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Posted Sat Mar 1, 2014 2:17 PM

sinclair_spectrum_128.jpgAnd finally, I give you-THE TOAST RACK!!!



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Posted Sat Mar 1, 2014 3:23 PM

1450XLD

 

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Posted Sat Mar 1, 2014 5:06 PM

1450XLD

 

Thanks Kyle22!  :grin:






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