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Sanyo MBC-550

Introduced in 1984, made in Japan on a totally automated line. The suggested retail price was $999 US.
This unit ran MS-DOS, but because of the non-standard video and a lot of other differences from the IBM-PC, a lot of the available MS-DOS software wouldn't run on this machine.
  • Intel 8088 CPU (3.6 MHz no-wait)
  • 128 K RAM(expandable to 256K)
  • 2 x 51/4" floppy drives
  • Color or Mono display (640 x 200)
  • O/S; MS-DOS
  • 1 Parallel port
  • Manufacturer: Sanyo
    Date: 1st January 1984

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    Sanyo MBC-550 Manuals:

    Item Manufacturer Date
    Sanyo MBC-550 series Micropro Users Guide Sanyo Sep 1983
    Sanyo MBC-550 series DataStarTraining Guide Sanyo Sep 1983
    Sanyo MBC-550 series Users Guide Sanyo Nov 1983

    Magazines RELATED to Sanyo MBC-550 in our Library

    Item Manufacturer Date
    Byte August 1984 Aug 1984

    Other Systems Related To Sanyo MBC-550:

    Item Manufacturer Date
    Sanyo MBC-2000 Sanyo 1982
    Sanyo MBC-4050 Sanyo 1982
    Sanyo MBC-555 Sanyo 1982
    Sanyo MBC-1150 Sanyo 1984
    Sanyo MPC-100 Sanyo 1984

    This exhibit has a reference ID of CH1287. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


    Sanyo MBC-550

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