Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th Apr 2008 16:29 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Every now and then, a computer comes along that makes a mark, that sets a trend, or that simply stuns you - but not because of its internals, its processor or its software, but because of its appearance. Through the history of computing, there have been a number of computers that were actually designed to appeal not just because of raw technology alone, but also because of stunning looks. Read on for a countdown of my ten most beautiful computers.
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Comment by biffuz
by biffuz on Sun 13th Apr 2008 22:22 UTC
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SUN Ultra 20? Come on, my self built x86 looks better with its Cooler Master Stacker STC-01. And the PS/2... bleah. Maybe that's because I'm Italian, but I like more the Olivetti's design from '80s and early '90s:

http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=1055
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=182
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=853
http://www.1000bit.net/scheda.asp?id=583
http://www.1000bit.net/scheda.asp?id=1960
http://www.1000bit.net/scheda.asp?id=1890
http://www.1000bit.net/scheda.asp?id=6
http://www.1000bit.net/scheda.asp?id=329
http://www.1000bit.net/scheda.asp?id=117
http://www.1000bit.net/scheda.asp?id=1427

The last one, the PCS 286, is the computer I've learnt programming on :°-)
It was a nice junction of "modern" stuff (PS/2, VGA, 1.44 Mb floppies) and standards (ISA, IDE). And I got the best config, with color monitor and 40 MB hard disk, later expanded to 4 MB of RAM (the max you could install on board).

Oh, and I love my black MacBook.

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