Olivetti Personal Computer M24.
Olivetti's first modern personal computer, the Olivetti M20, featuring a Zilog Z8000 CPU, was released in 1982. In 1983 Olivetti introduced the M24, a clone of the IBM PC using DOS and the Intel 8086 processor (at 8 MHz) instead of the Intel 8088 used by IBM (at 4.77 MHz).
This was a very fast IBM compatible PC of its time. With its 16 bit databus width it was about twice as fast as the PC-XT. They would usually have a 20MB MFM harddisk and have 512K RAM
The Olivetti M24 was a successful product and became a reference in Europe. However, as Intel moved on to the faster Intel 386 CPU, Olivetti failed to deliver reliable new products based on the new processor.
Our unit is complete with the original keyboard and monitor. The reference types of the machine is: BU 2455, the model number is XP1050 and has a serial number of AY02100839. This was kindly donated by Peter Salt
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