Ziff-Davis LLC launched PCWeek.com on February 28, 1984 in San Francisco. Personal computers were the hype then, and the weekly publication covered the use of computers as business tools with the introduction of the early PCs produced by Apple, IBM, Compaq and many other manufacturers. It chronicled the personal computing revolution since early on, which continues to this day with the newest trends of the internet and cloud computing.
Some of the early staff had experience working with everything from the bestselling Tandy TRS 80s to the robust Osborne portables, and the powerful IBM PCs to the impressive Apple IIs. PC Week reporters, editors and product reviewers often had a lot of fun playing with some of the hottest new PCs on the market. By early 1985 PCWeek became a publishing phenomenon. Advertising sales had gone through the roof and page counts kept expanding. A few column inches of editorial in PC WEEK could lend the momentum a product needed to become a hit in the business market.
In early 2000, PCWeek switched to eWeek. The print version stopped in 2012 and the publication went all digital, which was also around the time QuinStreet acquired PCWeek. PCWeek.com expired recently and was up for auction on GoDaddy. It sold for $3,350 at the auction ending 2020-06-01.