When was the first personal computer invented?


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Many consider the Kenback-1 as the first ever personal computer, introduced in 1971 for the price of $750. At this time, the term "personal computer" was still to be coined.

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When was the first personal computer invented?
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It was in 1975 that Ed Roberts finally introduced the term "personal computer," when he launched the Altair 8800. Going back a few years, the first programmable computer was invented in 1936 by Konrad Zuse. He called his invention the Z1, which he built in his parents' living room. The Z1 had a clock speed of only 1 Hz and a 64-word memory. Konrad Zuse went on to create the Z3 and Z4, landing him the title of father of the computer.

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