IBM PC 5150 Microcomputer Processor


The IBM PC was a milestone in personal computing introduced on August 12, 1981. The micropocessor was a high-speed, 16 bit Intel 8088 and five expansion slots. The IBM PC did not come with a hard disk, but one was provided with the Expansion Unit (which also provided 8 more expansion slots). Storage was provided by one or two disk drives. It was discontinued on April 2, 1987.

For a general discussion of the history of the machine, see 2007.0096.01.3.

Date Made: 1981

Maker: IBM

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Computers


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2007.0096.01.1Catalog Number: 2007.0096.01.1Accession Number: 2007.0096

Object Name: Microcomputer

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 1/2 in x 19 1/2 in x 16 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 49.53 cm x 41.91 cm


Record Id: nmah_1323259

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