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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Hm.
by ormandj on Mon 14th Apr 2008 04:31 UTC
ormandj
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2005-10-09

Any article about beautiful computers that doesn't include the Cray 2 is rather silly (or the author has very odd taste.) That said, it's obviously an opinion based article (as are almost all articles posted here now), so I'll cut some slack.

That said, check out the Cray 2.

http://ftp.arl.mil/ftp/historic-computers/png/cray2.png

There are far more images available for those who want - the fluorinert stacks were *awesome* to behold. ;)

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RE: Hm.
by Doc Pain on Mon 14th Apr 2008 08:16 in reply to "Hm."
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2006-10-08

There are far more images available for those who want - the fluorinert stacks were *awesome* to behold. ;)


I think the SGI Tezro had a similar feature, too:

http://bsdnetwork.blogsome.com/images/sgi_2.2.jpg

On, and I'd like to add some images of another fine looking system (at least in my opinion): The Sun Enterprise 450:

http://www.b2net.co.uk/i/sun_enterprise_450.jpg

I mentioned Sun's Ultra 1 with the "hardware representation" of the CDE launch bar, here some images to back this up:

http://sunstuff.org/hardware/systems/sun4/sun4u/ULTRA1/sun.ultra1.1...
http://www.blastwave.org/articles/BLS-0058/images/blaster.jpg

NB: These systems only look good when the original monitors are attached. :-)

And as many of you will have seen from my previous posts: Next to keyboards, this is one of my favourite topics about computers. Thanks for bringing it up! It's nice to have so many interesting images linked from within the articles. Made me a great monday. =^_^=

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