IBM 5100 portable computer

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Date
1975
Credit Line
Courtesy of the IBM Corporate Archives
Copyright Owner
© International Business Machines (IBM)
Location
U.S.
Object ID
500004721

This sophisticated personal computer was released six years before the more famous “IBM PC.” It ran some IBM mainframe software, including the elegant APL programming language. Weighing 55 pounds, it was marginally portable.