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Launch of the IBM XT

I.B.M. Extends it’s Line of Small Computers The International Business Machines Corporation introduced a more powerful version of its personal computer yesterday and lowered prices on the older model by as much as 15.5 percent. The new machine, the Personal Computer XT, or “extended,” will sell for about $5,000 in its basic model, which will […]


The First IBM Personal Computer

The International Business Machines Corporation, once slow to recognize that computers were getting smaller, is apparently determined not to make the same mistake in the emerging personal computer market. In the 1960’s, I.B.M. was slow to enter the minicomputer field, allowing upstarts, particularly the Digital Equipment Corporation, to acquire a dominant share of the market […]