14th Aug2011

30th Anniversary of the PC

by Skibs

In August 1981, IBM released model 5150; the first personal computer. Back then, $1,565 would get you an Intel8088 processor, 16K of memory, a 160K floppy disk drive and a 11.5′ B&W monitor. Thirty years later, many fortunes have been made improving upon this model.

PCMAG.com has created a nice section to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the personal computer including a 30-year timeline and some reflections from tech icons.