History of Computers: The 1980's

Timeline created by jloewry89
  • 1980 TI 99/4 is Released and Asteroids by Atari Launch

    1980 TI 99/4 is Released and Asteroids by Atari Launch
    Texas Instruments released its TI 99/4- "one of the fastest CPU's available in a home computer with a microprocessor running at 3 MHz."
  • 1981: First Computer Gaming Fatality

    1981: First Computer Gaming Fatality
    In May 1981, an young 18 year old from Illinois became the first known computer gaming fatality when he suffered a heart attack after 16,660 in the video game Berzerk. His name is Jeff Dailey.
  • 1983: Apple's Lisa Computer Debuted

    1983: Apple's Lisa Computer Debuted
    Apple releases the first portable computer with graphical user interface, called Lisa. GUI would become the standard for all commercial personal computers. 1983 also saw the release of a popular science fiction film "War Games."
  • 1984: Famous Super Bowl XVIII Ad

    1984: Famous Super Bowl XVIII Ad
    Apple next debuted the Apple Macintosh during a Super Bowl XVIII ad. Macintosh was the first successful mouse-driven computer with GUI.Link text
  • 1989: Intel Launches i486

    1989: Intel Launches i486
    Intel introduces the 80486 microprocessor and i860 co-processor chip that allowed speed of 33 MHz.