Artifact Details

Title

HP 150 Series 100 terminal

Catalog Number

102747227

Type

Physical object

Date

1983

Manufacturer

Hewlett-Packard Company (HP)

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 100 On front of object.
Model number 45611A On bottom of object.
Serial number 2418A44089 On bottom of object.

Dimensions

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

Category

I/O/terminal / teletype

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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