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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TRS-80 Model III
by Quag7 on Mon 14th Apr 2008 15:54 UTC
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2005-07-28

I never owned one of these, nor have I ever used one, but I still say the TRS-80 model III is the most computery of computers. The integrated design has obvious disadvantages, but, still, I'd like to pick one up somewhere just because I always thought it looked cool:

http://tinyurl.com/45a7br

I'd also have to add the Apple //e. Apple 8 bits still make me warm and happy in the tummy and at peace in the mind.

And, lastly, the TI-99/4a - silver and black goodness. I always thought it was a nice looking machine, with the cartridge port in front and so forth:

http://www.schmeling-ol.de/ti99/bilder/TI99.jpg

Edited 2008-04-14 15:59 UTC

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