IQ 151

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IQ 151
IQ 151 - Front View
ManufacturerZPA Nový Bor
Typepersonal computer
Release date1985; 34 years ago (1985)
CPUTesla MHB8080A (copy of Intel 8080) CPU @ 2 MHz
Memory32 KB RAM (later on 64 KB), 4 KB ROM
IQ 151 - Rear View

The IQ 151 was a personal computer produced by ZPA Nový Bor in the former Czechoslovakia.

It had a Tesla MHB8080A (copy of Intel 8080) CPU / 2 MHz, 32 KB RAM (later on 64 KB), 4 KB ROM, with video output and the BASIC programming language as external modules. It was primarily used in Czech schools, while in Slovakia the PMD 85 series were used instead.

This computer was produced locally due to a lack of foreign currency with which to buy systems from the West.[citation needed] After the fall of Communism in 1989, production of the IQ 151 was stopped since it was not competitive in terms of price, quality or features compared to modern PCs.

This computer had persistent tendencies to overheat under even a light workload and thus the common joke about it was "it's an excellent coffee mug heater." It also had poor membrane keyboard in comparison with slightly more advanced PMD 85.


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