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Apricot PC

The Apricot PC was developed by ACT (Applied Computer Techniques) following the success of the Sirius 1 computer, which was developed by Sirius in the US and distributed by ACT in the UK.

The ACT Apricot was a PC type desktop computer, based on the 8086 microprocessor, which ran at 4.77MHz. It came with 256K RAM, which could be upgraded to 768K and 32K ROM. It featured twin, built-in, Sony 3.25-inch disc drives, making it one of the first computers to feature a 3.25-inch disc drive outside of Japan. It ran CP/M-86 and MS-DOS 2 operating systems.

Serial No: 060230
Complete with Monitor
 
Kindly donated by Mr Tony Baldwin

Manufacturer: ACT
Date: 1984



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Apricot PC Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Apricot MS-DOS User Guide Apricot 1983
Apricot F1 Service Manual Apricot 1984
InterMedia Owners Guide 1989
Apricot ZEN-PC Owners Handbook Mitsubishi 1993

Apricot PC Articles:

Item Manufacturer Date
Memories - Memories at Apricot Unknown
Memories - Computers in the Dark Ages (Apricot Computers) Unknown

Magazines RELATED to Apricot PC in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Personal Computer World - May 1996 Unknown
Byte December 1992 Unknown
Personal Computer World - October 1983 Oct 1983
Practical Computing - January 1984 Jan 1984
Personal Computer World - March 1984 Mar 1984
16 Bit Computing - April 1984 16 Bit Computing Apr 1984
Personal Computer World - May 1984 May 1984
16 Bit Computing - May 1984 16 Bit Computing May 1984
Practical Computing - October 1984 Oct 1984
Personal Computer World - October 1984 Oct 1984
Personal Computer World - November 1984 Nov 1984
Practical Computing - December 1984 Dec 1984
Personal Computer World - December 1984 Dec 1984
Practical Computing - January 1985 Jan 1985
Personal Computer World - February 1985 Feb 1985
Personal Computer World - September 1985 1 Sep 1985
Practical Computing - October 1985 Oct 1985
Practical Computing - January 1986 Jan 1986
Personal Computer World - January 1986 Jan 1986
Personal Computer World Special: Business Computing The 1986 Survival Guide Apr 1986
Practical Computing - July 1986 Jul 1986
PC Management August 1986 Aug 1986
Practical Computing - September 1986 Sep 1986
Personal Computer World - September 1986 1 Sep 1986
Practical Computing - November 1986 Nov 1986
PC Management April 1987 Apr 1987
Personal Computer World - April 1987 1 Apr 1987
Practical Computing - August 1987 Aug 1987
Practical Computing - September 1987 Sep 1987
Personal Computer World - January 1988 1 Jan 1988
Personal Computer World - November 1988 1 Nov 1988
Personal Computer World - March 1989 1 Mar 1989
PC Pro Issue 1 November 1994 Dennis 1 Nov 1994
PC Pro Issue 2 December 1994 Dennis 1 Dec 1994
PC Pro January 1995 Dennis 1 Jan 1995
Personal Computer World - July 1996 1 Jul 1996
Acorn User - December 1988 27 May 2009
Acorn User - October 1992 17 Jun 2009

Catalogues RELATED to Apricot PC in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Apricot Computer Maintenance Brochure Apricot 1985

Other Systems Related To Apricot PC:

Item Manufacturer Date
Active Book Active book Company 1991

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH1374. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

Apricot PC

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Memories - Computers in the Dark Ages (Apricot Computers)
Memories - Memories at Apricot

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