The computer hardware hall of fame

From mainframes and minis to PCs and PDAs, our picks for the greatest, most enduring computer hardware of all time.

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Okidata Microline 100/200/300 series (1987)

Back when dot-matrix printers were king, the 9-pin Okidata Microline series ruled the office. InfoWorld contributor Brian Chee thinks Microline must be "the longest lasting dot matrix printer line in history," while contributor Roger Grimes suggests it should get an award for "hardware product of the quarter century." Wherever people still need to print multi-part forms, there's a good chance you'll hear a Microline whining away.

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