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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by dado on Sun 13th Apr 2008 17:54 UTC
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At first, judging by title, I thought this is going to be a "These are ten Apple computers I really like" but I'm happy to see at least some diversity. ;)

In my book, hardware design is a non-issue, it can literally be wrapped in tinfoil for all I care, how it performs is key for me. That must be why I never used and probably will never use an Apple product. ;)

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by zztaz on Sun 13th Apr 2008 18:00 in reply to "Enjoyable"
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The legacy of the IBM PS/2 lives on in the glorious Model M keyboard, which I still use.

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by chemical_scum on Sun 13th Apr 2008 23:18 in reply to "RE: Enjoyable"
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The legacy of the IBM PS/2 lives on in the glorious Model M keyboard, which I still use.

I am too am typing this from my IBM model M PS/2 keyboard. It is 19 years old.

I bought with an IBM PS/2 30/286 when I was a grad student and got the student discount. I regretted not hanging on till a 386 system got into my price range. It came with PC-DOS 4.0 which was later upgraded to Win 3.1 on MSDOS 6. Some parts were well built others were not as good the hard drive bjorked in less than a year, fortunately still in warranty. The monitor lasted seven years and the system was still running after nine years, when I upgraded to a cheap secondhand 486.

The keyboard however lasts forever being now on its fifth system.

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by Mikaku on Mon 14th Apr 2008 07:28 in reply to "RE: Enjoyable"
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Yeah, I collected a lot of them and I'm using them in practically all the computers I have at home and at office.

I really love those original IBM keyboards with so special key touch.

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