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A Chip Shot: HP’s 32-Bit Single-Chip CPU
Hewlett-Packard developed the world’s first 32-bit single-chip CPU for the 9000 Desktop workstation.
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A Portable Prototype
Hewlett-Packard continually sought to make personal computing more versatile. This prototype of a portable desktop contained a monitor, disk drive and all the input and output buses of a full desktop ...
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Arthur Clarke’s 9100A from Hewlett-Packard
The 9100A programmable calculator captured the popular imagination about what was possible in a way few technological breakthroughs ever achieve. In 1967, when Barney Oliver (left) and Bill Hewlett (c ...
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Digging Into Data Centers
HP Corporate Business Systems marked Hewlett-Packard’s entry into the market for data-center-specific products. The systems included nine models adapted from the HP 3000 and 9000 product lines, which ...
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HP 5030: Enter the Pavilion
The HP 5030 was the beginning of Pavilion, the first line of Hewlett-Packard computers designed and priced specifically for home and home office use. The first Pavilions were desktops, but the brand g ...
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HP 9830A: The Dawn of the Desktop
The 9830A programmable calculator was arguably Hewlett-Packard’s first desktop PC, which would also make it one of the earliest devices in the history of desktop computing. At the top of Hewlett-Packa ...
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Set for Success: HP 9000 Model 1210
The HP 9000 Model 1210 was one of Hewlett-Packard’s first “fault tolerant” computers, meaning it could continue to function even if a part failed, a critical feature in minimizing disruption in enterp ...
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Sprouting New Ideas: HP Sprout
Sprout by Hewlett-Packard used an array of sensors and projectors to blend digital and physical interfaces — for example, the Touch Mat in front of the device could serve as a second display, a virtua ...
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The 9100A: The Shape of Things to Come
Since the personal programmable device was a new idea in 1968, the look of the 9100A desktop calculator needed to be conceived from scratch. It would prove highly influential. The 9100A’s sleek, high- ...
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The Desktop Mainframe: The HP 9000
The HP 9000 Technical Desktop series was the beginning of a new level of involvement from Hewlett-Packard in the workstation and server markets. The first computer in the HP 9000 series, the 520/9000 ...