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old computer ads
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Sinclair ZX80 - "The first personal computer for under $200." - December 1980 TRS-80 Color Computer - "Radio Shack's $399 TRS-80 Color Computer - Innovation at it's very best!"
Franklin Ace 1200 - "13 good reasons to buy the Ace 1200."

Franklin Ace 1000 - "Franklin's Ace 1000 runs with the best!"
Quantum Link - Before there was AOL, there was Quantum Link!
Amiga - "Amiga under $2,000. Anyone else up to $20,000." - 1985 Sinclair ZX-81 - "The $149.95 personal computer."

"The $99.95 personal computer."
Atari 800 - "More capabilities than any other personal computer under $1,000." Macintosh - "Introducing Macintosh. What makes it tick. And talk." - April 1984.
Compaq - "Feature for feature, it's hard to beat the Compaq Portable." IBM PC - "The quality, power, and performance of the IBM Personal Computer are what you'd expect from IBM. The price isn't."
TI-99/2 - "TI's new basic computer. The one to start with and get smart with." TI-99/4A - "The Texas Instruments home computer. Because it's not just for ABCs. It's also for Ph.Ds." - 1983
Hewlett-Packard HP-85 - "Introducting HP-85. A new world of personal-professional computation." - August 1980 QDP-300 - "The peace-of-mind computer."
APF Imagination Machine - "The only computer with color, sound, user programmability and expandability at $599." Timex Sinclair 2068 - "Now from Timex...a powerful new computer."
MicroAce - "For just $149.00, you get everything you need to build a personal computer at home..." - March 1981
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