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A 1981 IBM PC shows off its Selectric-like keyboard and its monochrome monitor, blissfully unaware of its future as a home computer.
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Emphasis Business, Programming
Hardware compatibility IBM PC
Operating System CP/M 86, MS-DOS
Timeline Released: 1981
CPU type 8088
CPU word length 16 bits
CPU clock rate 4.77 MHz
ROM Size 40 KiB
RAM Size 64 KiB, 128 KiB, 192 KiB, 256 KiB, 384 KiB, 512 KiB, 640 KiB
Number of keys 84
Graphics chip 6845
Graphics modes 160x100x16, 320x200x4, 640x200x2, 720x350
Text modes 40x25x16, 40x25x4, 80x25, 80x25x16, 80x25x2
Total number of colours 2
Total peripheral memory 160 KiB, 320 KiB, 480 KiB, 1.41 MiB
Sound channels 1
Volume/DAC resolution 2
Sound output Mono
Cassette tape speed 300 bps
I/O Ports 6x ISA, Keyboard, Monitor, Parallel, Tape recorder

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