IBM PC

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The IBM PC is the name for a ground-breaking series of personal computers produced by IBM.

They instantly became a huge sales success, since they combined reasonable hardware with the authority of the 'IBM' name. A desire on the part of other manufacturers to 'get in on' that market led to the development of the first IBM-compatible PC, which would run any and all software which ran on the IBM PC, by Compaq.

The first several models in the line are:

IBM finally exited the personal computer market in 2005, selling their PC business to Lenovo.