What revolutionary consumer electronic device was launched today in 1981?


by / August 11, 2011
The high-end model

Answer: The IBM Personal Computer (PC for short)

The base model IBM 5150 featured:

An Intel 8088 processor, 16k RAM, no disk drives, no hard disk and no monitor for $1,600. A higher end version with 64k RAM, a 5.25 floppy drive and a CGA monitor sold for $3,000. 



Chad Vander Veen

Chad Vander Veen previously served as the editor of FutureStructure, and the associate editor of Government Technology and Public CIO magazines.

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