- Occupied a large, air-conditioned room,
- Weighed two to four tons (depending on configuration),
- Had a CPU clock speed of .000087 GHz (87 kilohertz),
- Had up to .000016 GB of RAM (1.4K-16K characters)
- Rented for $45,000/month (in today's dollars),
- Sold for $3,400,000.
- As IBM put it, "Speed: In one minute, the 1401 Processing Unit can perform 193,300 additions (eight-digit numbers) or 25,000 multiplications (six-digit numbers by four-digit numbers)."
By the mid-1960s, half the computers in the world were members of the IBM 1400 series.