Columbia personal computer

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Date Introduced
1982
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
8 3/4 x 18 1/4 x 19 in.
Manufacturer
Columbia Data Products, Inc.
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
DOS; Clones
Object ID
102646024
Speed
4.77 MHz
Memory Type
Semiconductor
Memory Size
128K
Memory Width
16-bit
Cost
$2,995

This was the first IBM PC clone, offering more memory and expansion slots. Columbia avoided a copyright lawsuit by having its engineers recreate equivalent BIOS software in a “clean room” environment without looking at IBM’s code.