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IBM announced that it was launching a personal computer using an Intel 8088

13th August 1981
IBM announced that it was launching a personal computer using an Intel 8088

IBM announced that it was launching a personal computer using an Intel 8088 processor running at 4.77MHz and 16K RAM for £786. The hardware and its MS-DOS operating system were largely out dated even by the standards of 1981 but the sheer size and reputation of IBM ensured that this rapidly became a world wide standard.


 

 

 


 

IBM announced that it was launching a personal computer using an Intel 8088

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