PC Prices in 1982

Introduction

1982 was an interesting year....

PC-Compatible Prices in USA

Computer Name Retail Price ($) Comments
IBM PC 5150 $1,599 Without monitor
Kaypro II $1,795 Launched in March
Olivetti M-20    
Osborne 1 $1,795  
Sanyo MBC-550 $999  
Victor 9000 $4,995

Launched in spring after its announcement at Comdex 81.

It sold in Europe as the Sirius 1, being distributed by ACT. They both run CP/M-86 or MS-DOS, but aren't IBM-compatible.
Specifications: 8088 CPU, 128 KB RAM, 1.2 MB floppy drive, 10.6 MB hard drive.

PC-Compatible Prices in UK

Computer Name Retail Price ($) Comments
Olivetti M-20    
Osborne 1 £1,250