The Amstrad PCW series (Personal Computer Word processor) was British company Amstrad's versatile line of home/personal microcomputers pitched as a complete, integrated home/office solution. It was first sold in 1985.
Some models were also affectionately known as Joyce, especially in Germany; the name is that of a secretary of Alan Sugar, the founder of Amstrad, and was the codename of the machine while it was in development.
The PCW9512 (1987) was supplied with a daisy wheel printer instead of the 9-pin dot matrix of the 8000 series. It had a single 3-inch 720 kB floppy drive, and a white-screen monochrome display. The visual appearance was significantly changed. It came with a parallel printer port as standard.
Manufactured in the United Kingdom 1987 to 1994
CPU Zilog Z80 A 4 MHz RAM 512 KB
Text Mode 90 xchars. x 35 lines
Grap[hic Mode 720 x 256 dots B & W
Ports Z80 Bus, Parallel
One Hitachi 3'' disk-drive (720k)
O/S CP/M, CP/M+
Our unit is in excellent condition with the original box with keyboard, Amstrad Dairy wWheel; printer & Sheet Feeder
Base & Monitor
Keyboard Model: PCW 9512
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