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The PDP-8
1965

"Programmed Data Processor"
Introduced in 1965, the PDP-8 was among the most successful early mini-computers and a product that helped Digital Equipment Corporation become the second-largest computer company in the world. More than 50,000 of these machines were eventually sold. They were used for a wide variety of business applications. The price of a PDP-8: $18,000.

Notes
Speed, 1.5 micro-second cycle time
Primary memory, 4K
12-bit word core memory
Power, 780 watts
Web display only

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