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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:
$1,350.00
$5,665.21*
 
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.

from old-computers.com


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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