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The Olympus D-365 Digital Camera. First commercial digital camera.
Mini Hard Drive.
Another Mini Hard Drive.
Generations of the Intel x86 Family
This case shows successive generations of Intel microprocessors derived from the... (cut off)
Apple II, Apple, US, 1977
Steve Wozniak designed the Apple II in 1977. The self-contained unit housed electronics, keyboard, and power supply, with the BASIC language in permanent memory. A TV served as display. The Floppy disk drive (1978) and spreadsheet program VisiCalc (1979) made it a blockbuster.
Speed: 1MHz Memory size: 4K Memory type: Semiconductor Memory width: 8-bit Cost: $1,298
Altair 8800, MITS, US, 1975
Popular Electronics featured the MITS Altair 8800 microcomputer kit in January 1975. Under $500, Altair became the leading "homebrew" computer, inspiring Bill Gates and Paul Allen to write a BASIC interpreter program. Their company, then called "Micro-Soft", survived. MITS did not.
Speed: 2MHz Memory size: 1K Memory type: Semiconductor Memory width: 8-bit Cost: $439 (kit), $621 (assembled)
Nintendo 64 video game system, Nintendo, Japan, 1996
this 64-bit system was the last to use cartridges. Nintendo benefited from the library of characters and series created for its previous systems.
Nintendo Game Boy
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Pac-Man game cartridge for Atari.
Lisa 2, Apple, US, 1984
Apple's first computer with a Graphical User Interface was a market failure because it was too expensive and too slow. Steve Jobs had initiated the project but CEO Mike Scott didn't allow him to run it, so Jobs joined the Macintosh team instead.
Speed: 5MHz Memory Size: 1Mb Memory type: Semiconductor Memory width: 32-bit Cost: $3,495
Macintosh, Apple, US, 1984
the innovative Macintosh - Apple's second attempt at a GUI-based personal computer, following the failure of the Lisa - was a small, self-contained personal computer with a much-improved, Alto-like graphical desktop. Graphic designers, artists, and educators quickly adopted it.
Speed: 8MHz Memory size: 128K Memory type: Semiconductor Memory width: 16-bit Cost: $2,495
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