Polymorphic Systems (Goleta, Calif.)

The Micro-Altair was an early S-100 bus system that attempted to capitalize on the popularity of the Altair and IMSAI computers. It was compatible with all boards and software for those systems. However, there is no evidence that anything other than a mock-up was built.

Several configurations of the Poly 88 were available. The System 2 was the main processor unit in kit form, and the System 8 and System 16 were assembled systems with 8K and 16K RAM, respectively. They also came with a monitor, cassette recorder, and keyboard.

Polymorphic Systems Micro-Altair (1976, early micro)
Original Retail Price: $475 kit
Base Configuration: 8080 CPU, operating system in ROM, S-100 bus, 512 bytes RAM, TV video interface, keyboard interfce, enclosure, power supply
Important Options: analog interface

Polymorphic Systems Poly 88 (1977, early micro)
Original Retail Price: $2,250
Base Configuration: 1MHz 8080 CPU, 16K RAM (48K max), 1K ROM (3K max), cassette recorder, monochrome TV monitor, keyboard, BASIC, assembler
Video: 16-line x 64-column text, 128 x 48 graphics

Polymorphic Systems System 8813 (mid-1977, early micro)
Original Retail Price: $3,250 Base Configuration: Z80 and 8080 CPUs, CP/M, 16K RAM (104K max), 5.25-inch floppy disk drive, 9-inch monochrome monitor, keyboard/keypad, RS-232C port, BASIC
Video: 16-line x 64-column text, 128 x 48 graphics
Important Options: second and third 5.25-inch floppy disk drives, 12-inch monochrome monitor

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