A supermini, by definition, is "a minicomputer with high performance compared to ordinary minicomputers". The term was an invention used mainly to distinguish the emerging 32-bit minis from the classical 16-bit minicomputers. Reportedly coined by DEC at their VAX announcement in 1976, the term is now largely obsolete, but still remains of interest for students/researchers of computer history.
- Norsk Data Nord-5, first supermini, 1972
- Norsk Data Nord-50, 1975
- DEC VAX, 1978
- Data General Eclipse MV/8000, 1980
- Norsk Data ND-500, 1981
- Norsk Data ND-570/CX, fastest supermini, 1983, at 7.1 Whetstone MIPS
- ELXSI 6400 1983
A supermini is also a class of car (see car classification).