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Title: Amstrad CPC on position 14 in the list of the greatest home computers
Post by: VintageAdvantage on 18:19, 18 September 20
Not many surprises in this list:

https://www.theguardian.com/games/2020/sep/07/the-20-greatest-home-computers-ranked (https://www.theguardian.com/games/2020/sep/07/the-20-greatest-home-computers-ranked)

To list the Sharp X68000 before the CPC is a bit weird though (I never even heard of that thing)

And not listing the TRS-80's and the Atari 400 after C64 is of course preposterous.
Besides, why does he show the TRS-80 Model 100 picture, when he writes about the Model 1.
He should have listed and pictured the TRS-80 Model 1 and Model III.

I personally think that the PCW would have deserved a spot, too. Even though I don't own one,
I think it was hugely successful.
Title: Re: Amstrad CPC on position 14 in the list of the greatest home computers
Post by: GUNHED on 16:21, 22 September 20
The IBM PC is homecomputer #1 now???  :picard: :picard: :picard: :picard2: :picard2: :picard2:
Title: Re: Amstrad CPC on position 14 in the list of the greatest home computers
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 16:38, 22 September 20
The IBM PC is homecomputer #1 now???  :picard: :picard: :picard: :picard2: :picard2: :picard2:


Maybe in the later part of the nineties but previous to that the PC was found almost always in the office.
Title: Re: Amstrad CPC on position 14 in the list of the greatest home computers
Post by: VintageAdvantage on 09:18, 23 September 20
Well, that is written from a US perspective (EDIT: At least that's what I thought, but it might not be, actually  :D ) - here, first the NES killed the home computer games business, and then the IBM PC killed the "business" machines. Bye bye TRS 80 Model 4 and all machines that were more business oriented.  Remember, Amiga and Atari ST were mostly European Success stories. Amiga, for example, never got a foot on the ground in the US here, because too late and the IBM PC had already claimed too much ground. Buyers didn't care for Amiga sound and graphics and multitasking, but wanted PC compatibility. The IBM PC success started much later in Europe than in the US.