#3 IBM PCjr
Back in 1984, IBM looked to conquer the then-burgeoning home computer market with the PCjr — yep, PC junior.
Even though in some ways it was technically superior to rivals at the time (apart from a low-quality keyboard that didn’t go down well) the high price, clumsy expansion options and poor gaming abilities made it a commercial failure 1985.
#4 Internet Appliances
The video above is for just one of many “Internet appliances” that flooded the market in the 1990s.
Notable models include the Sony eVilla, Virgin Webplayer, 3Com Audrey and the i-Opener, some of which have gone on to become favorites among hackers and modders, but certainly not among the general public.
The theory behind such “appliances” was that they let folks get online without the expense of buying a full-fat PC.
They were often subsidized with a monthly subscription. However, they could easily be hacked, meaning those valuable subscriptions dried up and as the cost of PCs came down, these limited machines became much less of a bargain.