25 most iconic computers ever
Computers have come a long way fast, so we’ve taken a stroll through the annals of computer history, plucking out 25 models that changed the world…
Apple iMac G3 (1998)
Along with the iPod, the original iMac is probably the product that best encapsulates Apple’s late '90s/early '00s resurgence. Jonathan Ive’s egg-shaped, all-in-one design was cuddly, colourful and cool – making something based around a 15-inch CRT desirable is no mean feat. The bold styling was backed up by equally ballsy feature choices: the G3 tossed out a 3.5-inch disk drive in favour of just a CD tray, came with a “hockey puck” circular mouse and was the first home computer to offer a USB port. Revolutionary? Not ‘alf. Apart from that mouse, which was rubbish.