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1975
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Altair 8800

1975 Year

Altair 8800 was the first consumer computer; it was sold through mail order as a hobbyist kit ($439) or as an assembled version ($621). It showed for the first time that there was a lot of interest/demand for personal computers, before Altair 8800 computers were confined to universities, government labs and large corporations.