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The first production-line electronic digital computer from IBM and is intended for scientific use. It includes 1 Kb RAM. The 701 is the first machine to use a Tape Drive.
This drive uses magnetized plastic tape, one tape could contain as much as 12.000 punch cards! The 701 had in the early versions still a punched-card reader. Only 19 units will be sold during the next three years.
1952 first issue
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