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#26 JamesD OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 1, 2014 5:21 PM

http://atariage.com/...ssic-computers/

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Posted Sun Mar 2, 2014 2:34 PM

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Posted Sun Mar 2, 2014 4:35 PM

TeleVideo TS-803 with its built in tilt monitor.  BITD, I had one of these on a network with other TeleVideos, an MS-DOS machine, and (save the best 4 last), my Atari 8 bit using my SIO2CP/M program.

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Posted Sun Mar 2, 2014 4:56 PM

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

 

Those Sinclair machines have some serious stylin'. The keyboards look like they'd be just horrible to use, though. Any first-hand reviews from people here?



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Posted Sun Mar 2, 2014 5:16 PM

 

Those Sinclair machines have some serious stylin'. The keyboards look like they'd be just horrible to use, though. Any first-hand reviews from people here?

The keyboard is identical in feel to the Spectrum+ and the QL, It is not the best, fairly responsive but it's not really up to touch typing, the membrane under the keyboar is notorious for wearing out-leading to dead areas on the keyboard, It is still fairly easy to get replacement membranes for them though.



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Posted Sun Mar 2, 2014 7:40 PM

I think the Thompson M05 is pretty cool looking.

 

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Posted Sun Mar 2, 2014 10:53 PM

I still think the best looking (out of those which are reasonably well known) is the Oric Atmos.
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I really like my Atmos. I think they should have gone with white instead of orange/red but it's still a nice looking machine.

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Posted Mon Mar 3, 2014 12:51 PM

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Posted Mon Mar 3, 2014 4:02 PM

I don't know if I'd call it sexy, but I'm a little impressed with how the Acorn Electron pretty much fits a full size keyboard in a small case.



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Posted Mon Mar 3, 2014 4:13 PM

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Posted Mon Mar 3, 2014 4:46 PM

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Just a few pics of the Acorn Electron with Plus 1 and Plus 3 interfaces, Great little machine, Incredible version of Basic and so solidly built with a great feeling keyboard.



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Posted Mon Mar 3, 2014 8:20 PM

Heh, none of those compare to the Atari XL line. ;-)



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Posted Tue Mar 4, 2014 1:20 PM

  1. sv328_800_top.jpgsv318.jpg2d7cb8eb09725c695584d40f1e4e303d.jpg73f6838bfd4e869c9c3d6a7392cf3a4a.jpgSmart machines!
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Posted Tue Mar 4, 2014 8:10 PM

What is wrong with you people. There is only one sexy computer:

 

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Edited by dudeslife, Tue Mar 4, 2014 8:10 PM.


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Posted Tue Mar 4, 2014 9:39 PM

The Spectravideo SV-318 (the second computer shown in #38) was an intriguing-looking machine.  I used to keep my eyes open for them on eBay, but all I ever saw were magazine ads and cassettes, never an actual system.



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Posted Tue Mar 4, 2014 10:03 PM

 

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Looks like it belongs in a hospital... and not in a sexy nurse kind of way.



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Posted Tue Mar 4, 2014 11:37 PM

I still think the Amiga 500 was the best looking machine. I remember being so awe struck at not only the games, but the computer itself. It will be mine again one day, oh yes, it will be mine!



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Posted Wed Mar 5, 2014 12:54 AM

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TX-0, first one with a GUI



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Posted Wed Mar 5, 2014 2:06 PM

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A few more goodies!



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Posted Wed Mar 5, 2014 2:18 PM

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Out of little acorns-----------



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The PDP-1

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The first computer to have "Space War" played on it.



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Posted Wed Mar 5, 2014 4:07 PM

You have more computing power in your smartphone than NASA had

on the ground during the Apollo moon landing.  Scary huh?

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Posted Wed Mar 5, 2014 4:57 PM

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A few more from the golden age!



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Posted Wed Mar 5, 2014 6:58 PM

You have more computing power in your smartphone than NASA had

on the ground during the Apollo moon landing.  Scary huh?

 

Its been rumored that an original game boy had more computer power


Edited by Osgeld, Wed Mar 5, 2014 6:58 PM.





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