Xerox Alto Central Processing Unit

The Alto was developed the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. It was designed to be a networked operating system with a cutting-edge graphics display. The Alto consisted of the processor and storage unit, the display, keyboard, and mouse. Although the Alto and its successor, the Star, were not major commercial successes, their technologies were crucial to the development of personal computers and widely adapted for use by the industry.
National Museum of American History
Xerox Corporation
Measurements
overall: 22 1/2 in x 27 3/4 in x 28 in; 57.15 cm x 70.485 cm x 71.12 cm
overall: 57 in x 39 in x 43 in; 144.78 cm x 99.06 cm x 109.22 cm
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Computers & Business Machines
Exhibition
Places of Invention
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
1973
Object Name
Microcomputer
processor, computer, xerox alto microcomputer
ID Number
1989.0432.01.1
catalog number
1989.0432.01.1
accession number
1989.0432