The Sol-20 by Processor Technology is a beautifully designed and visually appealing system and has the proud distinction of being the first commercially mass produced packaged personal computer (looking less like a boxy kit like the Altair 8800 and more like a real computer, ie, a "Terminal Computer" harkening to the slick terminals with integrated keyboards of larger timesharing systems).
Lee Felsenstein has kindly provided the following insight into the Sol (paraphrased):
Curator's Note: admire the fine walnut (no, not maple) used in the case, giving the Sol the nickname "old woodsides". Also note that this was the very first full page on a computer system created on the DigiBarn site way back in 2001! We have since acquired several more Sols and will be featuring more detailed photos of those here.
Be sure to check out our special site: Solfest, Processor Tech and the Sol-20 resources at the Digibarn.
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