We’ve got exclusive photos of the world’s first desktop PCs – saved from the dumpster, 52-year old Q1 PC features Intel’s first 8-bit CPU and a retropunk design

Just Clear, a house clearance company in the UK, recently stumbled upon two of the world’s first-ever desktop computers.

Launched with Intel’s 8008 processor in December 1972, the Q1 model was manufactured by the Q1 Corporation in the United States. With a design resembling a typewriter and a neon-orange plasma display, the Q1 marked a significant – if now mostly forgotten – milestone in computing history.