Artifact Details

Title

HP 9121 Double Disk drive

Catalog Number

102747226

Type

Physical object

Date

1982

Manufacturer

Hewlett-Packard Company (HP)

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 9121
Serial number 2341A71567

Dimensions

overall: 3 in x 12 3/4 in x 11 1/2 in

Category

Memory/disk

Curator Notes

Code-named “Magic,” this was HP’s first MS-DOS personal computer (PC). It was one of the earliest mass-produced computers to use a touch-screen, which allowed for user-friendly applications. It was not IBM-PC compatible but the HP-150 was one of the earliest computers in the United States to use 3 ½” floppy disk drives, which soon became a standard. It sold for $2,795. The HP-150 was also a movie star, appearing in the film Real Genius.

Credit

Gift of Robyn Johnson

Lot Number

X6576.2013
 

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