Electronics

Game/Computer Hardware

To play all the games, they needed to make the computers and game systems. Besides these systems, the 80's was also a decade of many technological advancements that either were developed or entered the market, changing our lives forever.

Home Game Systems

  1. Atari VCS/2600
  2. Atari 5200 (it had a pause button!) (1982)
  3. Atari 7800
  4. Atari XE Game System (XEGS) (1987)
  5. Bally Computer System/Astrocade (1981-1982)
  6. ColecoVision (1982)
  7. Mattel Intellivision (1979-1990)
  8. Milton-Bradley Microvision (1979-1981)
  9. Milton Bradley Vectrex (1982)
  10. Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) (1985)
  11. Odyssey2
  12. Sega Master System (SMS)

Computer Systems

  1. Amstrad Computers
  2. Apple IIc computer
  3. Apple IIe computer
  4. Apple IIgs computer
  5. Atari 400 computer
  6. Atari 800 computer
  7. Atari LX computer
  8. Atari ST personal computer
  9. BBC MICRO computer
  10. Coleco Adam computer
  11. Commodore Amiga 1000 computer
  12. Commodore 64 computer
  13. Commodore 128 computer
  14. Commodore VIC-20 computer
  15. IBM PC Jr.
  16. laptops (1981-)
  17. Macintosh (1984-)
  18. Radio Shack Co-Co (color computer)
  19. Radio Shack Tandy 100 (laptop computer)
  20. Radio Shack Tandy 1000's
  21. Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K computer
  22. table top "stand up" video game machines
  23. Texas Instruments home computers
  24. Timex Sinclair 1000 computer (came with 2K!!!)
  25. TRS-80 Model I computer
  26. TRS-80 Model III computer

Accessories

  1. cassette drives
  2. floppy disks, 3.5 inches
  3. Koala Pad (1983)
  4. Gipson Light Pen System (1985) (allowed you to draw directly on the screen)
  5. Mattel Intellivision IntelliVoice
  6. Nintendo R.O.B. the Robot
  7. Nintendo Power Glove
  8. Nintendo Power Pad