Apricot XEN

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.
 
Three versions were sold:
• Xen FD with 512 KB of RAM and 2 x 720 KB 3.5" FDD.
• Xen HD with 1 MB of RAM, 720 KB 3.5" or 1.2 MB 5.25" FDD. and 20 MB HDD.
• Xen WS (WorkStation) with 1 MB of RAM and no disk drives.
Our Apricot XEN is the Xen WS (WorkStation) complete with a badged keyboard
 
Model Numbers: GCXWS 001069 and 001081
 
This was very kindly donated by Mike Voss

Manufacturer: Apricot
Date: October 1985

Apricot XEN Articles:

Item Manufacturer Date
40 Years of Space Invaders Unknown
Memories - Computers in the Dark Ages (Apricot Computers) Unknown

Magazines RELATED to Apricot XEN in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Byte December 1987 Unknown
Byte December 1992 Unknown
TRS-80 Microcomputer News October 1983 Oct 1983
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
Practical Computing - September 1986 Sep 1986
Personal Computer World - September 1986 1 Sep 1986
Practical Computing - November 1986 Nov 1986
Practical Computing - August 1987 Aug 1987
Byte August 1988 Aug 1988
Zero - First Issue, 1989 Dennis Publishing 1 Jun 1989
Zero - February 1990 Dennis Publishing 1 Feb 1990
PC Pro Issue 1 November 1994 Dennis 1 Nov 1994
PC Pro January 1995 Dennis 1 Jan 1995
Edge - Issue 48 - August 1997 Future Publishing Aug 1997
Edge - Issue 51 - November 1997 Future Publishing Nov 1997
Edge - Issue 54 - January 1998 Future Publishing Jan 1998
Acorn User - May 1999 1999
Edge - Issue 100 - August 2001 Future Publishing Aug 2001
Edge - Issue 123 - May 2003 Future Publishing May 2003
Edge - Issue 148 - April 2005 Future Publishing Apr 2005
Acorn User - October 1993 17 Jun 2009
Acorn User - January 1997 15 Jul 2009
Acorn User - February 1999 22 Jul 2009
Acorn User - March 1999 22 Jul 2009
Byte March 1985 16 Sep 2009
Edge - Issue 215 - June 2010 Future Publishing Jun 2010

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Apricot XI Prototype Apricot Unknown
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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-i 386/45 Apricot 1988
Apricot NT 386SX-25 Apricot January 1992
Apricot XEN-PC Apricot 1995

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH2734. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

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