Apricot XEN-i 386/45

Codenamed Candyfloss, this computer was aimed to compete with the IBM PC-AT. It was a multipost system capable of controlling up to 16 stations.

The last Apricot computer not to be IBM compatible was the XEN (October 1985), a 286-based system intended to compete with the IBM AT and running Windows 1.0. It was superseded in 1986 by the XEN-i, the first in a line of IBM compatible systems. The Xen-i initially shipped with a 5.25" floppy drive to further improve its IBM compatible credentials. The 3.5" drive made a reappearance when IBM themselves switched formats with the release of the PS/2 range.

This model is Apricot Xen-i 386/45 and is complete with Keyboard, mouse and monitor and was kindly donated by Edward Gladstone.

 

Manufacturer: Apricot
Date: 1988

Apricot XEN-i 386/45 Articles:

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

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH15816. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

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