Apricot XI Prototype

The Apricot PC was Apricot Computers' first personal computer made for business use. It had two 3.5" floppy drives and a keyboard with an LCD screen. It was released in 1983, and achieved success in the UK. Although it ran MS-DOS and CP/M, it was not an IBM PC compatible as the underlying hardware was very different. An Intel 8089 I/O controller was used, instead of the IBM's 8237 DMA chip; the only ROM was a simple boot loader rather than a full BIOS; and there was no 640k barrier.
 
The Apricot Xi was a similar computer, but with a hard drive instead of the second floppy.
 
Our XI was an Apricot Development machine without an Xi badge and a case serial number of MF 067127.
 
This was very kindly donated by Mike Voss

Manufacturer: Apricot
Date: 0000

Apricot XI Prototype Manuals:

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

Apricot XI Prototype Articles:

Item Manufacturer Date
Memories - Computers in the Dark Ages (Apricot Computers) 0000
Memories - Memories at Apricot 0000

Magazines RELATED to Apricot XI Prototype in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Byte December 1992 0000
Personal Computer World - May 1996 0000
Personal Computer World - October 1983 October 1983
Practical Computing - January 1984 January 1984
Personal Computer World - March 1984 March 1984
16 Bit Computing - April 1984 16 Bit Computing April 1984
Personal Computer World - May 1984 May 1984
16 Bit Computing - May 1984 16 Bit Computing May 1984
Practical Computing - October 1984 October 1984
Personal Computer World - October 1984 October 1984
Personal Computer World - November 1984 November 1984
Practical Computing - December 1984 December 1984
Personal Computer World - December 1984 December 1984
Practical Computing - January 1985 January 1985
Personal Computer World - February 1985 February 1985
Personal Computer World - September 1985 01-09-1985
Practical Computing - October 1985 October 1985
Practical Computing - January 1986 January 1986
Personal Computer World - January 1986 January 1986
Personal Computer World Special: Business Computing The 1986 Survival Guide April 1986
Practical Computing - July 1986 July 1986
PC Management August 1986 August 1986
Practical Computing - September 1986 September 1986
Personal Computer World - September 1986 01-09-1986
Practical Computing - November 1986 November 1986
PC Management April 1987 April 1987
Personal Computer World - April 1987 01-04-1987
Practical Computing - August 1987 August 1987
Practical Computing - September 1987 September 1987
Personal Computer World - January 1988 01-01-1988
Personal Computer World - November 1988 01-11-1988
Personal Computer World - March 1989 01-03-1989
PC Pro Issue 1 November 1994 Dennis 01-11-1994
PC Pro Issue 2 December 1994 Dennis 01-12-1994
PC Pro January 1995 Dennis 01-01-1995
Personal Computer World - July 1996 01-07-1996
Acorn User - December 1988 27-05-2009
Acorn User - October 1992 17-06-2009

Other Systems Related To Apricot XI Prototype:

Item Manufacturer Date
Apricot XI Apricot 1983
Apricot PC Apricot 1984
Apricot F1 Apricot 1984
Apricot PC XI Apricot 1984
Apricot Point 7 Apricot June 1984
Apricot Portable Apricot November 1984
Apricot F2 Apricot 1985
Apricot F10 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 CH2733. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

Apricot XI Prototype

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