An Altair Needs A Home

I can’t pass up sharing this. I got an email from someone who’s trying to sell a rare piece of computer history on eBay (they were responding to my listing on Craigslist and saw I had a tech-related site).

He’s selling an MITS Altair 8800b turnkey 300/25 vintage computer with desk, dual disk drive, many floppy disks, Beehive B-100 Serial Terminal, two Pertec binders and a MITS binder/manual. Whew

Here she is:


How much memory did she have? Oh a whopping 4-8 Kilobytes. For comparison, my MacBook Pro has 8,388,608 kilobytes of of memory (8 gigs).

One response to “An Altair Needs A Home”

  1. Michael says:

    This 300/25 system is now located at the Computer History Learning Center in Parkesburg, PA. We have 8 other Altairs in the collection also. And over 200 computers from before 1981. We are opening in the Summer of 2018.

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