CRN 30th Anniversary: 10 Computer Ads From The Early 1980s


The Incredible PC

Television star Bill Bixby, best known for the "The Incredible Hulk," joined Isaac Asimov as a spokesperson for Radio Shack in 1984.

Bixby appeared in a number of television commercials and print ads promoting the Tandy 2000 personal computer, which was first released in 2003. The Tandy 2000 was similar to the earlier TRS-80 home computers, except this "incredible" PC boasted an 8MHz processor and had more storage than most other PCs on the market. Despite the strong specs and an attractive price tag, around $3,000, the Tandy product line faded and Radio Shack exited the PC business.