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50th Anniversary of HP's First Computer
04-05-2016, 10:11 PM (This post was last modified: 04-05-2016 10:23 PM by Steve Simpkin.)
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RE: 50th Anniversary of HP's First Computer
(04-05-2016 05:28 PM)Didier Lachieze Wrote:  And to put this into perspective: The incredible shrinking PC.

HP should have at least mentioned the HP 9830A (1972) between the HP 9100A (1968) and the HP-85 (1980). Introduced in 1972 it was a fully integrated, self contained computer (with optional carry handle!) that included BASIC in ROM. Although it was expensive ($5975) and only had a single-line, 32-character alphanumeric LED display, we would not see another fully self contained computer with BASIC in ROM until 1975 (the IBM 5100) and 1977 (the Commodore PET). The Wang 2200 in 1973 was close, but it was a larger, multi-piece solution.
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