Although the Label on the machine says HP9845B, this is in fact the expanded version HP9845T, with two cartridge drives, and a thermal printer, 192KBytes of LPU R/W memory and also graphics support.
This was the final version of the 9845 series, and appeared in HP's brochures from the end of 1979.
The 9845 series of machines were revolutionary for the time, with a monitor that attached by two upright connectors on top of the case, and bearing many similarities with the desktop micros that would appear later.
Unfortunately the monitor's screen on our one has delaminated and failed.
The later 9845C had a colour screen, and light pen facilities for design work.
2 x 16-bit (LPU, PPU) 3-chip hybrid processor with BPC, IOC and EMC
1 x bit-slice processor (LPU)
1 x 16-bit hybrid (PPU)
|CPU Clock Frequency:
||11.4 MHz (5.7 MHz internal)
Opt. 001: 64 KBytes (56,080 bytes available)
Standard: 192 KBytes (188,904 bytes available)
Opt. 205: 320 KBytes (317,820 bytes available)
Opt. 206: 448 kBytes (448,700 bytes available)
Max. 1,600 kBytes (3 x 98407A)
|Tape Cartridge Capacity:
||Directory, file by name
|Tape Search Speed:
||2,286 mm/sec (90 in./sec)
|Tape Average Transfer Rate:
|Tape Cartridge Dimensions:
||63.5 x 82.5 x 12.7 mm (2.5 x 3.25 x 0.5 in.)
|Termal Line Printer Print Speed:
||up to 480 lines/min
|Thermal Line Printer Plot Speed:
||Normal mode: 25.4 mm/sec (1 in./sec)
CRT transfer: 3.5 - 25 mm/sec (0.14 - 1 in./sec)
|Thermal Printer Character Matrix:
||5 x 7 dots (7 x 12 field)
|Thermal Printer Line Width:
||560 dots, 80 characters
|Thermal Printer Paper Width:
||English: 216 mm (8.5 in.)
Metric: 210 mm (8.27 in.)
|Thermal Printer Paper Type:
||Thermal, black or blue print, perforated or continuous roll
|Thermal Printer Noise Level:
||9 hr 100% duty cycle 68 dBA (max)
0.5 hr 100% duty cycle: 55 dBA (avg.)
|Thermal Printer Paper Feed:
||5°C to 40°C
||-40°C to +65°C
||5% to 80% at 40°C
||Standard: HWD 478 x 478 x 671 mm (18.8 x 18.8 x 26.4 in.)
Opt. 2xx: HWD 546 x 482,5 x 762 mm (21.5 x 19 x 30 in.)
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
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