Geek Fact for July 12th

In 1982, Hewlett-Packard (HP) introduced the HP-86 microcomputer.

In addition to an interface for a 9” or 12” external monitor, the HP-86 also had built-in interfaces for two HP 9130A disc drives and a Centronics-compatible printer. The HP-86 came standard with 64K ROM and 48K RAM and was priced at $1,795.

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