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10 best celebrity computer ads of the 1980s

When geek-culture blog Topless Robot dug up the Prime Computer ads above, from 1980, featuring Tom Baker's classic incarnation of Dr. Who (and his equally classic sidekick, Lalla Ward as Romana), I was shocked to see they were actually great commercials. They're clever, endearing and memorable—even if they do oversell the machine's capabilities by a light year or two. In short, these ads are everything that most vintage computer ads weren't, especially ones that involved celebrities. Click here to check out our picks for the top 10 celebrity computer ads of the 1980s.

—Posted by David Griner

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