April 10, 2020

LGR – Strangest Computer Designs of the '80s

The 1980s saw the explosion of a worldwide microcomputer industry, and with it came countless bizarre and awesome machines. Let’s take a look at ten of the most unusual devices!

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“Beam Me Up,” “Never As Lonely,” “Night Feeling Suave”


26 thoughts on “LGR – Strangest Computer Designs of the '80s

  1. I “learned” on an Icon. The thing missing in this quick over view is the fact that the trackball speed is set somewhere between glacier and heat death of the sun. Imagine a whole class room of these things, trackballs frantically “whirring” as we try to open up Cross Country Canada…..before the period ended. It otherwise was a pretty fantastic machine for the time.

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  3. We used to have a pc that took approx 14" size floppies…maybe bigger? …i wish i remembered the name or details of that system. All i remember os we got it free from GE when they did a tech refresh in pittsfield, ma

  4. The other problem with Coleco Adams was that it used a tape-drive when all other computers were using floppy-disk drives. My parents got on on clearance from Canadian Tire for $200. It kind of sucked but it could play coleco game cartridges.

  5. I always thought the SX-64 was a weird design, perhaps the weirdest ever from C=ommodore… ;). Not entirely practical or reliable.. but they called it "portable"… well, if you like lugging something with the added weight of a small built in CRT, then I guess it was portable enough…. Never saw more than one of them in person. Some thought it cool, but perhaps they never tried to move the thing?

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