Year: 1984 

Apple might take credit for bringing forth the tablet revolution with the iPad. Well, Atari’s electronic slate could arguably serve as a precursor to the movement. The Touch Tablet let users doodle, draw, paint, erase, and drop and drag images through the use of a digital pen and Atari's Artist software. While inferior for modern technological standards, it was an impressive piece of hardware that never took off during the company's twilight years.