IBM Personal Computer CPU

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Date Introduced
1981
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 5 in x 19 1/2 in x 17 in
Manufacturer
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Credit Line
Gift of Paul Weinberg
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
DOS; Clones; Business
Object ID
102716228; 102716229; 102716230
Speed
4.77 MHz
Memory Type
Semiconductor
Memory Size
16K
Memory Width
16-bit
Cost
$1,565

IBM’s first personal computer arrived nearly 10 years after others were available, but instantly legitimized the market. Unlike most previous IBM products, the PC incorporated hardware and software from other companies. IBM published design details, inspiring often superior “clones.”