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HP-150 touchscreen personal computer with HP 9121 dual drives, 1983

The HP-150 personal computer featured a touch-sensitive screen that allowed users to activate a feature by touching the screen. The PC had an MS-DOS operating system and an Intel 8088 microprocessor. The HP-150 was introduced with twin 3-1/2 inch HP 9121 disc drives — the first commercially available 3-1/2 inch floppy-disk drives in the United States. These drives were less expensive, more reliable and held the same amount of information as the 5-1/4 inch IBM-compatible drives.

Hewlett-Packard-150 Touchscreen Personal Computer with Hewlett-Packard 9121 Dual Drives.

The HP-150 allowed users to activate a feature by touching the screen. The HP 9121 drives were the first commercially available 3-1/2 inch floppy-disk drives in the United States.