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MITS Altair 8800

Manufacturer MITS
Identification,ID Altair 8800
Date of first manufacture1975
Number produced -
Estimated price or cost$439 for kit, $621 assembled
location in museum -
donor -

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Altair 8800


8080/LSI, S-100 bus

Special features

Historical Notes
First machine to run Microsoft software

This Artifact

Interesting Web Sites

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