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Poly 88

Poly 88

Speed1.8432 MHz
Memory8 KB

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Release Date: 10/1/1976
Manufacturer: Polymorphic Systems
Original Retail Price:
Adjusted Inflation Price:
Donated By: Kent Henderson
The POLY 88 was a S-100 bus based computer sold in kit or assembled versions. The small case could receive the 8080 CPU board and three additional S-100 cards. Daughter boards were provided by Polymorphic to expand system capacities: video, keyboard, serial and cassette interfaces.

The system was also compatible with Altair peripherals. Originally, the computer was sold with the name "Micro-Altair", but MITS (the Altair manufacturer) required to change it quickly. So the company name became Polymorphic and its first computer, the POLY 88.


User Comments
Anonymous on Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Hi The Poly88 was my first machine. I bought it used for $400. It was about 1 1/2 years old then. I still have it and it still works. Yours seems to have some problems. It looks like a run away interrupt. Dwight
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