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Home Computing Files

Link to 1980s computers Personal Computers of the 1970s and 1980s.
A chronological listing of some of the many and varied home and business machines which appeared, together with technical information on each.
Sinclair Computers Sinclair Computers
Information and opinions relating to this early and important range of home computers.
Benchmark tests Benchmark Tests
Personal Computer World magazine used to publish tests to indicate the comparative speed of the built-in BASIC of all the computers it reviewed.
This article lists the benchmark programs used and the results for various old and new machines. Approx 32 kilobytes.
Introduction to Computing An Introduction to Computers
This was first written in the early 1990s for newcomers to computing and has been updated several times. It describes the basic ideas, terminology and history behind the subject.
Approx 150 kilobytes.
Calculator benchmarks Calculator Benchmark Tests
The Personal Computer World benchmark tests applied to a range of programmable pocket calculators, dating from 1977 to 2005.
Approx 82 kilobytes.


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