I am uncertain what 変なのあった refers to in the last sentence.

I think it refers to different computer models. Perhaps, a person who brought these computers?

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    This grammatical structure is used through out the paragraph. How do you understand the other instances? This instance that you point to is much the same.
    – A.Ellett
    Commented Nov 8, 2023 at 16:59
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    If it referred to a person, the verb would be いる.
    – aguijonazo
    Commented Nov 8, 2023 at 21:33

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変なのあった just means "there were strange ones", where "ones" refer to minor computers other than 9801 series. 変な is "strange", の is "one/thing" (noun), and あった is the existence verb used with an inanimate thing.

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