Byte Shop Inc. (El Camino, Calif.)

The Byte Shop’s main claim to fame is that it was the first computer retailer to order the Apple I computer. Owner Paul Terrell paid Jobs and Wozniak cash in advance for 50 assembled systems, and his order launched Apple as a real business.

The Byt-8 was the “house brand” system. It was also sold under the Olson name.

Byte Shop Byt-8 (1977, early micro)
Original Retail Price: $539
Base Configuration: 8080A CPU, S-100 bus, status LEDs, front panel switches


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