History of Computers

A visual journey through computers made between the 70's and the early 90's

Datapoint 2200, 1970


The Datapoint 2200 was a mass-produced programmable terminal... [read more]

Kenbak-1, 1971


The Kenbak-1 is considered by the Computer History Museum and the American Computer Museum to be the world's first "personal computer"... [read more]

Hewlett-Packard 9830, 1972


The HP 9800 was a family of what were initially called programmable calculators... [read more]

Micral, 1973


Micral is a series of microcomputers produced by the French company Réalisation d'Études Électroniques (R2E)... [read more]

SCELBI-8H, 1973


The SCELBI-8H was based on the first 8-bit microprocessor from Intel, the 8008... [read more]

Mark-8, 1974


IMSAI 8080


1975

SwTPC 6800


1975

Sphere


1975

Altair 8800, 1975


The MITS Altair 8800 is a microcomputer designed in 1975 based on the Intel 8080 CPU. Interest grew quickly after it was featured on the cover of the January, 1975, issue of Popular Electronics... [read more]

IBM 5100


1975

MOS KIM-1


1976

Apple I, 1976


The original Apple Computer, also known retroactively as the Apple I, or Apple-1, is a personal computer released by Apple in 1976. They were designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak, while Wozniak's friend Steve Jobs had the idea of selling the computer... [read more]

Sol-20


1976

Rockwell AIM 65


1976

Hewlett-Packard 9825


1976

Compucolor 8001


1976

Vector Graphic Vector-1


1977

RCA COSMAC VIP


1977

Apple II


1977

Commodore PET


1977

Radio Shack TRS-80


1977

Atari VCS (2600)


1977

NorthStar Horizon


1977

Heathkit H8


1977

Intel MCS-85


1977

Netronics ELF II


1978

IBM 5110


1978

VideoBrain Family Computer


1978

Compucolor II


1978

Exidy Sorcerer


1978

Ohio Scientific Superboard II


1978

Synertek SYM Model 1


1978

Interact Model One


1978

Research Machines 380Z


1978

Magnavox Odyssey²


1978

APF Imagination Machine


1978

Cromemco System Three


1978

Z80 Starter Kit


1979

Radio Shack TRS-80 Model II


1979

Bell & Howell


1979

Heathkit H89


1979

Atari 400


1979

Atari 800


1979

Findex


1979

Texas Instruments TI-99/4


1979

Sharp MZ 80K


1979

Intertec SuperBrain


1979

Hewlett-Packard Model 85


1980

IBM 5120


1980

TRS-80 Color Computer


1980

TRS-80 Model III


1980

TRS-80 Pocket Computer


1980

NNC 80W


1980

Sinclair ZX80


1980

Dynabyte 5100


1981

Fujitsu TFC 3450


1981

Commodore VIC-20


1981

Sinclair ZX81


1981

Apple III


1981

Osborne 1


1981

Multitech Micro-Professor


1981

IBM System/23 Datamaster


1981

IBM 5150 Personal Computer


1981

LNW-80


1981

BBC Micro


1981

Timex Sinclair 1000


1982

Kaypro II


1982

Otrona Attache


1982

GRiD Compass 1101, 1982


Victor 9000 Sirius 1, 1982


NEC APC Advanced Personal Computer, 1982


Commodore 64, 1982


Sinclair ZX Spectrum, 1982


Commodore B128-80, 1982


Zorba Portable Computer, 1982


Apple Lisa, 1983


The Lisa is a personal computer designed by Apple during the early 1980s. It was the first personal computer to offer a graphical user interface in an inexpensive machine aimed at individual business users... [read more]

Dynalogic Hyperion, 1983


Spectravideo CompuMate, 1983


Mattel Aquarius, 1983


Compaq Portable, 1983


Macintosh, 1984


Apple Introducing Macintosh (1984)


Steve Jobs introducing Apple Macintosh


IBM PCjr, 1984


Hewlett-Packard HP 110, 1984


Sinclair QL (Quantum Leap), 1984


IBM Portable PC 5155, 1984


Apple IIc, 1984


Atari 520ST, 1985


Commodore Amiga 1000, 1985


AT&T UNIX PC, 1985


Poqet PC


1990

Amiga 3000


1990

Atari TT030


1990

PowerBook 100 series


1991

HP 95LX


1991

Amiga 600


1992

Amiga 4000


1992

Zeos Pocket PC


1992

Amiga 1200


1992

IBM ThinkPad


1992

     

History of Computers

A visual journey through computers made between the 70's and the early 90's