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Dell Inspiron 5150

For mainstream notebooks, it doesn't get much better than the old Inspiron 5100--unless it's the souped-up 5150.

August 19, 2003

4 stars Editors' rating August 19, 2003

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Apple Mac Pro Dual-Core Xeon 5150 2.66 GHz

Apple's Mac Pro has design innovations that we hope will cross over to other systems. Its performance is as strong as you'd expect for a system in its class, and it's priced right, too. You might need more flexibility in your config options, especially for 3D design, but otherwise, the Mac Pro is as solid a professional-class PC as we've seen.

August 18, 2006

4 stars Editors' rating August 18, 2006

HP Compaq Business Desktop dx5150

HP knows how to build solid, well-supported business machines, but look past the HP dx5150 if performance is your chief concern.

June 13, 2005

3 stars Editors' rating June 13, 2005

How IBM's 5150 PC shaped the computer industry

The landmark personal computer, introduced by IBM 30 years ago Friday, launched the PC revolution, changing the way people work, communicate, and play.

By August 11, 2011


A look back at the original marketing video for the IBM 5150

IBM touted the landmark personal computer for such breakthrough features as a keyboard with both "upper- and lower-case letters" and compared its launch to the introduction of the punch card.

August 9, 2011


Dell Dimension 5150c: The incredible shrinking PC

Dell's smallest ever PC, the ultra-stylish, super-sexy Dimension 5150c, brightens up our Monday morning with its sexy looks, dazzling specification, and fantastic smell...

By January 16, 2006


Lexmark X5150

The performance, image quality, and ease of use of this all-in-one make it a good fit for SOHO users who can live without fax capabilities.

March 3, 2003

3.5 stars Editors' rating March 3, 2003

MSRP: $149.99


Reporters' Roundtable: Happy 30th birthday, IBM PC

Thirty years ago today IBM launched the 5150. We take a look back at the creation of the PC with an interview with Dave Bradley, the guy who invented Ctrl-Alt-Delete, and look forward with Michael Miller, former editor of PC Magazine.

By August 12, 2011


William Lowe, the 'father of the IBM PC,' dies at 72

After his proposal for a quick market entry via Atari was rejected, Lowe was given one year to design and produce a personal computer that would be market-ready.

By October 28, 2013


End of an era: NASA shuts down its last mainframe

The space agency powers down its last System Z machine, years after IBM stopped selling them for the mathematical calculation jobs for which NASA originally bought them.

By February 13, 2012