Featured Computers & Games

Part of the fun of attending a Retro Roadshow event is that the computers, game consoles, apps and software you can play on and try out changes each time! Keeping a large collection of vintage hardware functional and ready to demo takes a lot of time and effort, but it’s all worthwhile. Here are some of the machines which have been featured / will be seen in Retro Roadshow events, and if there’s a particular computer or console you’d like to see featured, please drop us a line and let us know!

  • Apple Computers:
    • Apple IIe Platinum (upgraded with a TransWarp CPU card, ethernet, solid-state storage, and more)
    • Macintosh 128k (the original Mac!)
    • Macintosh 512k (the “Fat Mac”)
    • Macintosh SE
    • Macintosh SE/30
    • Macintosh Quadra 950 (the “Mac Pro” of its era)
    • Macintosh IIci
    • Macintosh Portable (the ‘luggable’ Mac that predates the PowerBook series)
    • PowerMac G4 Cube
    • PowerBook 100 (arguably the first modern laptop)
    • PowerBook 1400 (upgraded with a G3 processor)
    • PowerBook G3
    • Newton 2100 (the last in Apple’s iconic handheld-computer series)
    • Newton eMate (the ‘laptop Newton’ designed for students)
  • Commodore Computers:
    • Commodore 64 (the original, iconic “breadbin” computer, still the best-selling computer of all time)
    • Commodore 64c (the aesthetically-refined version of the classic C64)
    • Commodore Executive SX-64 (the portable C64)
    • Commodore 128
    • Commodore Amiga 500 (one of the greatest gaming computers ever)
    • Commodore Amiga 2000 (a graphic-arts powerhouse, upgraded with a 68040 CPU, enhanced graphics capabilities and more)
  • Other notable or interesting machines which may appear in future Retro Roadshow events:
    • DEC Rainbow (a fascinating two-computers-in-one machines)
    • Osborne Portable (literally the first portable / luggable computer)
    • Kaypro II
    • Kaypro 4
    • Silicon Graphics Indigo workstation
    • TRS-80 Color Computer
    • Be, Incorporated BeBox (one of the rarest and most interesting desktop computers around, fewer than 100 are believed to exist in working condition as of summer 2019)