1980s Vintage Computers

 



Byte

Byte magazine was published in the US and distributed through Europe. I have a small number of issues from 1981 to 1997 as shown below. Some feature a particular machine, others have a general theme such as robotics.The earlier magazines were several hundred pages long, mostly with adverts for state-side companies.

The magazine had a serious tone, and featured some regular writers such as Steve Ciarcia (Circuit Cellar), Jerry Pournelle (Chaos Manor), and Dick Pountain (Byte UK).

 

1981

 

1982

January featured a full review of the IBM PC.

 

1985

August contained an in depth preview of the Commodore Amiga, prior to it being laucnhed.

1986

 

1987

 

1988

November features a review of the Next Cube.

1989

 

1990

 

1997

Reviews

January 1990 - Acorn R260 workstation

Links

All back issues of Byte are on the Internet Archive.

Selected copies were scanned in and available on exotica.org.

 

 


This page was last revised on: 11/03/15