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15 Vintage Computer Ads That Used To Be Cool

“640K ought to be enough for anybody”Bill Gates 1981

“The cost for 128 kilobytes of memory will fall below U$100 in the near future”Creative Computing magazine 1981

It’s always funny to read those old computer magazines, because nothing gets old faster than the technology news. Can you believe that the computer in your cell phone  already has more processing power than all the computers in the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander that put 2 men on the moon? Did you know that the first HDD introduced in 1979 by Seagate was only 5 MB and cost ~ $1500 USD?

These facts make us feel so good about our current gadgets, but our kids will laugh at our 2TB portable HDD disks or 8GB DDR3 Ram memory.  Here  are some very  cool vintage computer ads for  you – laugh while you can, because next time someone will be laughing at what you have right now.

1. The Hard Disk You’ve Been Waiting For

2.Two Bytes Are Better Than One

3. Sexy Modem

4. Every Kid Should Have an Apple after School

5. 16K RAM Working Giant

6. Color Computer

7. Only a Fraction Can Use a Computer

8. The Only Computer With Color and Sound

9. Original Use of an Apple

10. Vintage Christmas

11. Baked Apple.. Literally

12. What the Heck is Electronic Mail?

13. Under $10k

14. Compact and Mobile

15. Cool Video Game

15 Vintage Computer Ads That Used To Be Cool

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  • Andreina

    #6. Color Computer even contains a spelling error…

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  • Vincent Thai

    What a big step we made! Cool!

  • McBee

    Note that #14 is the computer Mel (the Real Programmer) worked on.

  • TC

    Its extraordinary to see how far we have come! Technology has really become a large part of our lives today. It would be great to see ads 20 years from now, that are cool today and vintage then! I really like how all of the computers then were all so big and chunky, while today, everything is just getting smaller and smaller. Maybe in 20 years, all we will need is a phone that has everything we need!

  • cuban cigars

    Vintage advertisements have always been my kind of thing! I’m loving
    all of these! The newspaper style, the brownish colors, the oldies kind
    of men and the computers are completely creating attractive
    advertisements! It’s just alright that even in the modern times, we
    look up to these kinds, because they are still way beautiful than ever!

  • Delilahboyd

    #5 (Color Computer) has an inexcusable grammar error. It’s = It Is; Its would be the correct usage here.

    By the way, my first home computer was a Kaypro II.

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