History of Computers

This page shows some iconic computers throughout the years. Each of these had a tremendous influence on the computer industry, lasted a long time, and inspired many clones and rivals.

1960s
Mainframes
$1-10 million
       
IBM 360
       
CDC Cyber
 
 
1970s
Minicomputers
$50,000 - $250,000
       
PDP-11
       
VAX
 
 
1980s
Personal computers
$1000 - $3000
       
IBM PC with MS-DOS
       
Macintosh
 
 
1990s
Notebooks and servers
$5000 - $20,000
       
IBM Thinkpad with Windows 3.11
       
SPARCstation with UNIX
 
 
2000s
iPhone & Android
$500 - $1000
       
First iPhone
       
First Android smartphone
 
 
2010s
iPad and Raspberry Pi
$500, $35
       
iPad
       
Raspberry Pi