Ports for plug-in peripheral devices such as a video display, cassette tape recorders, joysticksand later disk drives were either built-in or available on expansion cards. The keyboard - a feature lacking on the Altair - was usually built into the same case as the motherboard.
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Epson often promoted sales by bundling one of their printers with it at cost.
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