An Ancestor of Modern Personal Computers
The HP 9800 series were developed by HP's Loveland division (Calculator Products Division), and later Fort Collins division (Desktop Computer Division). Early desktop computers were marketed as "Calculators" to make purchasing easier. At the time, some companies had different procedures for purchasing "Computers".
They spawned development of HP series 80, namely HP 85 and HP 87, that were smaller BASIC language computers with CRT displays. They came from HP's Advanced Products Division based in Corvallis.
The HP 9800 series later gave rise to the class of desktop computers, including the Tektronix 4051, IBM 5100 and Wang 2200. Over time, they would be replaced in the marketplace by personal computers such as the Apple and IBM PC which were inspired by this first generation of desktop computers. They would be created from standard microcomputer components and became favored by household and office uses.
By the 21st century, Hewlett Packard would become the largest producer of personal computers. Today, most households and offices have a desktop or portable computers with an integrated keyboard and display attached to high speed printers with communication capabilities.
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