14 Machines That Were Brilliant in 1985

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14 Machines That Were in 1985

By General Electric 17:38:34 UTC

The thing about and technology is that what’s edge today is quickly tomorrow. And that’s a good — constantly pushing the envelope to better, more brilliant will power us into the To celebrate the next chapter in Electric’s Brilliant Machines head back in time and see how far we’ve come since

Below, we’ve rounded up 14 machines from 1985.

1. 600

This instant-print camera was a in the ’80s — the distinctive square with white borders instant gratification. The photos approximately three minutes to and some of the cameras had sonar and featured glass lenses, most came equipped plastic lenses and a fixed of four feet. The camera was enough to require a two-hand but despite its size, the Polaroid 600 itself into our collective

2. The Original Macintosh

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3. Commodore 128

years junior to the best-selling 64, Commodore 128 was the last 8-bit released by CBM. While the 80 screen and large disk were essential for business the C128 didn’t offer upgrades for gamers, the primary of the C64. Despite the computer 100% compatible with its the C128 only saw sales of 4 (compared to 17 million for the C64). But the did introduce the keyboard still on many IBM PCs today, such as arrow keys (C64 had down and right buttons).

By 1989, the C128 was nearly as 16/31-bit systems dominated the

4. Sony Discman D-50 MK2

1984 Discman D-50 MK2 a new era of music enjoyment and improved the tape-based Walkman. The Discman compact discs, which had commercially in 1982 and reached mass to merit their own But don’t try running or even fast while holding a — while it was a handheld device could play music a plastic disc (that you see spinning), it was prone to skipping.

5. The SK-1 Keyboard

6. The Fuji

7. Amiga 1000

8. Nintendo NES

9. Mobira Talkman

The world’s first mobile weighed in at nearly 11 pounds and a large bag for the haul and a car for any and all recharging To critics’ surprise, Talkman boomed and the phone experienced a of sorts lasting from when it first launched, 1987, when a handheld was released to replace it.

10. Apple

Laser printing began as as 1969 but was not available to home until 1985 with the of Apple’s LaserWriter. The printer Apple as the choice for designers — not could its programs allow designers to make great now they could turn designs into print. It was the first networked laser so although it was more expensive products from competitors, it be used by an entire lab of computers, so the per user was much lower.

While early Macs computing personal, the LaserWriter publishing to the personal office — in the same way companies like now bring manufacturing into the with 3D printers.

11. Panasonic HQ VCR

Panasonic first began VCRs to play VHS tapes in one of the first Japanese companies to do so. the days of On-Demand, Netflix and television shows and movies had to be copied to VHS tapes.

12. Windows 1.0

If dabbled in programming, you might used the command line Terminal on Macs), which you to type in a specific code to get computer to do something. If you used a prior to the release of Windows you know that this was how used computers. Windows 1.0 was the graphical interface — think on icons rather than in code — and was also the first that allowed you to multitask, as using a text document and a at the same time.

It was revolutionary the same way the first and its default apps were — but of it was also just the beginning. It was by Windows 2.0 and yet Windows still support for the program, for 16 years. All things must eventually to an end, eh? Check out this of a man upgrading from Windows 1.0 to 7 .

13. Texas Instruments TI 4100

The Instruments TI 4100 was the first GPS receiver, manufactured in 1981. on large scale integrated components, it was the highest speed digital technology of the era. The was a breakthrough technology utilized by the and it provided consumers navigation an accuracy of 10 meters.

14. Tissot F1 Electronic LCD Watch

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