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The winner! 1979 Radio Shack TRS-80 Model I

CNET's From Old School to Tech Cool Contest asked our Facebook fans to share photos of old tech, with the ten most popular qualifying for a chance to win the Panasonic TC-PST60. This plasma TV is a 2013 Editors' Choice and the only TV to ever receive a 5-star rating from CNET.

Congratulations to Garret W, whose photo of an old-school portable computer won the contest. TV reviewer David Katzmaier selected the winner from among the top ten vote-getting entries.

"There was a lot of great old tech among the final photos," said David, "but I liked the 'portable' TRS-80 computer from 1979 best. With a monochrome monitor, separate keyboard, archaic peripherals and even a three-ring binder, all encased in a massive wood trunk complete with handles, it shows just how far computing and portable tech have come."

Here's winner Garret W's own description of the photo:

"Inspired by the Osborne 1, this a 'portable' 1979 Radio Shack TRS-80 Model I with an Exatron Stringy Floppy mass storage device and a 5 megabyte RAM drive. It was about as portable as a sofa."

Thank you to everyone who participated and a special congratulations to the ten finalists with the most user votes. Check out their submissions in the following slides.

Updated:Caption:Photo:Garret W. from Beaverton
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Tektronix RM561a Oscilloscope

"This comes From NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center it's a Tektronix RM561a Oscilloscope, that was surplus from nasa. it was a top of the line model during the start of development of the Apollo Program. It has a date stamp of calibration on apr 22 1965 @ NASA's msfc calibration facility.. Apollo 1, failed on January 27, 1967. This Item still works today after cleaning the switch contacts after its restoration." - Amanda E.

Congratulations to Amanda E. for receiving the most user votes!
Updated:Caption:Photo:Amanda E. from San Antonio
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Polaroid Red Stripe One Step Flash

The Polaroid Red Stripe One Step Flash was first released in the early 1990s. I bought this gem for $5 in a sunday flea-market. The Red Stripe One Step Flash has a single-element 116mm plastic lens, fixed focus with a standard minimum focal length of 4 feet, electronic shutter, programmed auto-exposure system and a built-in flash. The mechanics are so unbelievably simple and perfectly engineered that even after decade long usage it continues to deliver stunning vintage images when coupled with the right film."- Gautam G.
Updated:Caption:Photo:Gautam G. from Boston
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The Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, and Sega Dreamcast

"The Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, and Sega Dreamcast laid out in front of a Magnavox Floor Model CX9716 TV with rabbit ears." -Tom R.
Updated:Caption:Photo:Tom R. from Adelphi
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Pong Console from 1976

"Working original Pong Console from 1976. This was my mothers first game console. It's got 4 game modes and works on battery power. All 4 'paddles' work perfectly." - Kevin T.
Updated:Caption:Photo:Kevin T. from La Grande
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Mamiya C33 Professional Camera

"Mamiya C33 Professional is an interchangeable lens TLR camera manufactured by Mamiya and produced between 1965-69"- Kanupriya K.
Updated:Caption:Photo:Kanupriya K. from Boston
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Philco Radio

"Philco. Model No. 46-480, circa 1946."- Kevin K.
Updated:Caption:Photo:Kevin K. from Lancaster
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Olivetti Lettera 35

"The Olivetti Co. was a major maker of typewriters throughout the 20th century. Even though the company began shifting its focus toward computers in the 1950s -- eventually going bankrupt in 1999 -- it continued to make manual, then electric typewriters until people started to abandon the devices for computers. Olivetti Lettera 35, a portable manual manufactured in the mid-'60s, is antique by modern standards." - Kanupriya K.
Updated:Caption:Photo:Kanupriya K. from Boston
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RCA Studio 2 Home Programmer gaming console

"RCA Studio 2 Home Programmer gaming console from 1976 including original tennis game." - Jon H.
Updated:Caption:Photo:Jon H. from Billerica
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Polaroid Model J66

"The Polaroid Model J66 was a simplified Electric Eye camera marketed from April 1961-1963; it is a larger, heavier version of the J33, which debuted in the fall of 1961. Polaroid made nearly 1,000,000 units of this camera, which retailed for $89.99, a lot of money in 1961"- Kanupriya K.
Updated:Caption:Photo:Kanupriya K. from Boston
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