Released 1985: The Commodore Amiga 1000, also known as the A1000 and originally simply as the Amiga, is the first personal computer released by Commodore International in the Amiga line. It combines the 16/32-bit Motorola 68000 CPU which was powerful
Released 1996: The O2 was an entry-level Unix workstation by Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) to replace their earlier Indy series. Like the Indy, the O2 used a single MIPS microprocessor and was intended to be used mainly for multimedia. Its larger
Released 1987/88: Final Lap is a racing video game developed by Namco and released in Japan in 1987. It supported uptil eight simultaneously players in network and was maybe the first racing game with the “rubber band effect”, meaning the
Released 1985: Late in 1985, Commodore released to the European market a new version of the C128 with a redesigned chassis resembling the Amiga 1000. It was named the Commodore 128D, this new model features a plastic chassis with a carrying
Released 1985: The Commodore 128, also known as the C128 or occasionally CBM 128, is the last 8-bit home computer commercially released by Commodore Business Machines (CBM). Introduced in January 1985 at the CES in Las Vegas, it appeared three years after
Released 1977: The Atari 2600 (or Atari Video Computer System before November 1982) is a home video game console by Atari, Inc. Released on September 11, 1977, it is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and ROM cartridges
Released 1993 (EU 1994): The Sega Pico, also known as Kids Computer Pico, is an educational video game console by Sega. Marketed as “edutainment”, the main focus of the Pico was educational video games for children between 3 and 7
Released 1975: In 1974, Atari engineer Harold Lee proposed a home version of Pong that would connect to a television: Home Pong. The system began development under the codename Darlene, named after an attractive female employee at Atari. Alcorn worked
Released 1979: This is a computer that looks like a computer. In 1979, Commodore replaced the original PET 2001 with an improved model known as the 2001-N (the N was short for “New”). Encouraged by brisk US and Canada sales,
Released 1985: The Atari ST is a line of home computers from Atari Corporation and the successor to the Atari 8-bit family. The initial ST model, the 520ST, saw limited release in April-June 1985 and was widely available in July.
Released 1980/81: The VIC-20 was Commodore’s first home computer with the ability to display colors, and it was the first home computer that has been sold more than one million times. In 1982, it was the best-selling home computer and
Released 1984: Tiki-100 was a CP/M 2.2 compatible personal computer manufactured by Tiki Data of Oslo, Norway. The computer was launched in the spring of 1984 under the original name Kontiki-100, and was first and foremost intended for the emerging
Released 1987: The Compaq Portable III is a PC/AT-clone computer released by Compaq Computer Corporation in 1987. It was advertised as being much smaller and lighter than the previous portable x86-PCs, however it was still quite large by today’s standards.
Released 1993: The Amiga CD32, code-named “Spellbound”, is the first 32-bit home video game console released in western Europe, Australia, Canada and Brazil. It was first announced at the Science Museum in London on July 16, 1993, and was released
Released 1991: The CDTV (an acronym for “Commodore Dynamic Total Vision”, a backronym of an acronym for “Compact Disc Television”, giving it a double meaning) is a multimedia platform developed by Commodore International and launched in March 1991. CDTV was
Released 1992: The Amiga 1200, or A1200, is Commodore International’s low-end third-generation Amiga computer, while the A4000, A4000EC and A4000T is the high-end third-generation Amiga computers. A1200 was launched on October 21, 1992, at a base price of £399 in the
Released 1992: The Amiga 600, also known as the A600 (codenamed “June Bug” after a B-52s song), is a home computer that was introduced at the CeBIT show in March 1992. The A600 is Commodore International’s final model based on
Released 1987: The Amiga 500, also known as the A500, is the first low-end Commodore Amiga 16/32-bit multimedia personal computer. It was announced at the winter Consumer Electronics Show in January 1987 – at the same time as the high-end Amiga
Released 1986: The C64C is a redesign of the successful Commodore 64. Due to the light color and the slim cabinet it can be easily distinguished from the original C64 (“Breadbox”). According to the technical specifications there were no differences
Released 1982: The Commodore 64 (C64; alternative CBM64, C=64, VIC-64) is the most favored and best-selling home computer of the 80’s, which was built from 1982 until 1993. The C64 was voted the computer of the year twice in the category
Released 1984: The “Plus/4” name refers to the four-application ROM resident office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, database, and graphing); it was billed as “the productivity computer with software built-in”. Internally, the Plus/4 shares the same basic architecture as the lower-end Commodore 16
Released 1984: The Commodore 16 (C16) is a Commodore home computer. I’ve seen the C16 marketed as something in-between the existing C64 and VIC-20, both price and performance wise. The C16, C116 and Plus/4 are part of the Commodore-264 series.
Released 1990: geoRAM is a 512 KB memory expansion for the C64 and C128 from the company Berkeley Softworks. During the chip shortages of the 1980s, Commodore could not produce enough of its RAM Expansion Units (they eventually cancelled them).
Released 1992: The Amiga A570 is a single-speed external CD-ROM drive for the Amiga 500 computer launched by Commodore in 1992. It was designed to be compatible with Commodore CDTV software as well as being able to read ordinary ISO