Personal Computer World – Misc. Apple III articles

Personal Computer World was a British magazine that began in 1978 and folded in 2009. In its early days, PCW focused on the popular home computing platforms of the day, with a strong emphasis on BBC, Amstrad, Spectrum and other Euro-produced micros. I recently picked up a few issues at a garage sale and found some mentions and ads of the Apple III. I didn’t do full-issue scans so the following PDFs are “loose articles” and individual ads only.

Update: I just noticed the August 1980 PDF is actually not PCW but a different British IT magazine, Personal Computing.

July 1980
July 1980

August 1980
August 1980

May 1982
May 1982

June 1983
June 1983

The July 1980 article is a preview written for PCW by an InfoWorld editor and shared to get around Apple’s pre-release information embargo.

The August 1980 article is an early review of the Apple III.

The May 1982 article is a more thorough benchmarking of the newly revised III, which had been released the previous fall.

And the June 1983 PDF is a random collection of interesting ads, which I included mostly because they have prices and option packages listed.