Apricot F1

After the launch of the Apricot PC, largely inspired by the Victor S1 which sold well in the UK, ACT developed another computer, the Apricot F1. This new system was marketed equally as a business system and as a home-computer (with its TV video output for example).

The design of the F1 is quite innovative with its original shape and infrared keyboard. The main unit is much more deep than large, and the straight line of the whole system was quite stylish for the time.
There was no lead or cord between the keyboard and the main unit. All the communication was made through infrared signals. This is quite useful if you want to work from your sofa, four meters away from the main unit but you also must be sure that there is no obstacle between the keyboard and the infrared receivers located on the front of the main unit.

Produced 1984 to 1986
Intel 8086 at 4.77Mhz
Serial  No: MF 057791
 
Kindly Donated by Mike Vos

Manufacturer: Apricot
Date: 1984

Apricot F1 Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Honeywell 200 Programmers Reference Manual Honeywell November 1963
English Electric Computers System Manuals 4.50 and 4.70 English Electric 1966
ICL Employees Reference Book ICL 13-09-1983
HP Connectivity Pack Users Guide Hewlett Packard 1994
HP 320LX Pamtop PC Essentials Guide Hewlett Packard March 1997
HP 320LX Pamtop PC Pocket Guide Hewlett Packard October 1997
HP 360LX Palmtop PC Pocket Guide Hewlett-Packard October 1997

Magazines RELATED to Apricot F1 in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
ULCC News August/September 1983 Newsletter 169 August 1983
Personal Computer World - October 1984 October 1984
Personal Computer World - December 1984 December 1984
ULCC News January 1985 Newsletter 184 January 1985
ULCC News March 1985 Newsletter 186 March 1985
Personal Computer World - September 1985 01-09-1985
Personal Computer World Special: Business Computing The 1986 Survival Guide April 1986
Amstrad PCW Plus Issue 100 January 1995 Future Publishing January 1995
Edge - Issue 63 - October 1998 Future Publishing October 1998
Edge - Issue 205 - September 2009 Future Publishing September 2009
Edge - Issue 210 - January 2010 Future Publishing January 2010
Edge - Issue 213 - April 2010 Future Publishing April 2010

Other Systems Related To Apricot F1:

Item Manufacturer Date
Apricot XI Prototype Apricot Unknown
Apricot XI Apricot 1983
Apricot PC Apricot 1984
Apricot PC XI Apricot 1984
Apricot Point 7 Apricot June 1984
Apricot Portable Apricot November 1984
Apricot F10 Apricot 1985
Apricot F2 Apricot 1985
Apricot XEN Apricot October 1985
Apricot XEN-i 386/45 Apricot 1988
Apricot NT 386SX-25 Apricot January 1992
Apricot XEN-PC Apricot 1995

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH2729. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

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