Personal Computer Museum, Canada's Videogame Museum

IMSAI 8080

IMSAI 8080

Speed2 MHz

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Release Date: 12/16/1975
Manufacturer: IMS Associates
Original Retail Price:
Adjusted Inflation Price:
$599.00
$2,649.40*
 
Donated By: Tim Philp
 
One of the first personal computers to be sold assembled as well as in kit form, the IMSAI 8080 is very famous having been used in the Matthew Broderick film War Games in 1984. The base system here contains only the basic processor and uses the switches and lights on the front for input and output. The S-100 bus design did allow for monitors, keyboards, printers and data storage to be connected. The system uses an Intel 8080A microprocessor running at 2.0 MHz and could contain a maximum of 64k. This machine typically ran BASIC and CP/M. Only 20,000 units were produced and the unit sold for $599 US as a kit or $931 assembled.

 

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