What is the oldest brand of computer?

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What is the oldest brand of computer and what is its specification? Can you show me some images of it?

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What is the oldest brand of computer?

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Depends on how you define computers. But if you want to know about personal computers or the first computers to come out in the market then it must be the Altair and IBM 5100 computers. The first personal computer was the Altair 8800 as Ed Roberts first coined the term “personal computer” when he first introduced the Altair in 1975.

But then the first “consumer computers” aside from the Scelbi and Mark-8 Altair is the IBM 5100, that was introduced in 1975 and was sold for $8975 to $19,975 depending on the memory, and it came with a companion printer – the IBM 5103.

Here are the specs:

CPU: IBM Circuit Module

Memory: 16K-64K

OS: Basic and/or APL

Input/output: Built-in 5" monochrome monitor with 16-line by 64-character display; built-in tape drive with 204 KB capacity; proprietary printer connection for 5103 printer and 5106 auxiliary tape drive

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The world’s first general-purpose commercially available electronic computer is the Ferranti Mark 1 or known also as the Manchester Electronic Computer and this is in 1951. There are times it is also called Manchester Ferranti. It was in the University of Manchester where the first machine was delivered in February of 1951. This is one month before UNIVAC I was delivered to the United States Census Bureau. The Ferranti Mark 1 was created by Ferranti from United Kingdom and was based on the Manchester Mark 1 which was designed by Freddie Williams and Tom Kilburn at the University of Manchester.

The oldest computer game is a chess-playing program written by Dr. Dietrich Prinz in November of 1951 for the Manchester Ferranti Mark 1 computer. The limitation for Mark 1 computer is that it doesn’t allow the whole chess game to be programmed that’s why Prinz could only program “mate-in-two” chess problems.

Below is an illustration of the Manchester Ferranti Mark 1 computer, c. 1951.

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