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IBM PC 5150

The first IBM Personal Computer, the 5150, was released on 12 August 1981. The 5150 and subsequent models would popularize the term PC. If instead of buying the PC 5150 on launch day, you had invested in IBM stock, your shares would be worth an estimated $38,994 today (or $38,495 after fees).
Release Date12 August 1981
Release Price$1,565.00
Company (ticker)IBM (NYSE: IBM)
Share Price (as of)USD 160.46 (28 April 2017)
Est. Value (with fees)$38,994 ($38,495)
Est. Return24.92x price, 9.4% IRR
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