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Hewlett Packard 9830A

Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Announced: December 1972
Available: Early 1973
Price: $5,975
CPU: Custom 4-boards @ 8MHz
RAM: 4KB or 8KB
Display: 32 character LED
Optional thermal printer
Storage Built-in cassette drive
Ports: Printer, ROM and I/O
OS: ‘BASIC Plus’ in ROM

HP 9830A, introduced in 1972, was the top of the 9800 line; having BASIC interpreter in read-only memory (ROM). HP itself referred to it as a “calculator”.