1980's Computer Inventions

  • IBM Personal Computer

    IBM Personal Computer
    The IBM Personal Computer was invented by many engineers and designers but it was directed by both, Mark Dean and Phillip Don Estridge. This was the very first personal computer released and you could buy it for around $1,565 . This computer system was involved in assisting employees during the Apollo missions.
  • Nintendo Entertainment System

    Nintendo Entertainment System
    The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was invented by a Japanese designer Uemura Masayuki. The NES did not come into the United States Until February of 1986. The system carried the most famous game- Super Mario Bros. It cost around $179 to $199 based on which type of package was bought.
  • Apple Macintosch

    Apple Macintosch
    The Apple Macintosh Computer was invented by Steve Jobs. This was, "the first commercially successful personal computer". This computer was unique because anyone who bought it was able to operate it without previous knowledge. When it was released it had a price of $2,495.
  • Microsoft Windows

    Microsoft Windows
    Microsoft windows first launched thanks to Bill Gates and was called Windows 1. This was one of the first computers that heavily used the mouse. Windows released Windows 1.0 that included Paint, Calculator, Notepad, and Word Processor.
  • Nintendo Gameboy

    Nintendo Gameboy
    Although the Gameboy can be debated, it was technically a computer based on the software it used to run. This was invented by Gunpei Yokoi. The Nintendo Gameboy changed the gamer industry greatly and for the better. When they first launched this portable gaming device, it was around $90.00 in the United States.