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Olympia People

The Olympia People microcomputer system was released in the late eighties by Olympia International and was intended to be used as a general-purpose office microcomputer.

The computer did fair business in the German market.


  • 8086 16-bit processor.
  • 128KB DRAM as standard; upgradable to 512KB.
  • Dual double-sided, double-density 5.25" disk drives. Total disc capacity 655KB (80 tracks, 16 sectors/track, 256 bytes/sector).
  • Monochrome green-screen monitor with four intensity levels. Text and graphics mode supported.
  • Detachable keyboard with programmable function keys and ASCII/national character support.
  • RS-232 serial port
  • Parallel printer port
  • ROM diagnostics and monitor program

The People is designed to run both CP/M-86 and MS-DOS 2.00.

Aftermarket options available included a 20MB Winchester hard disc; a high-resolution colour monitor; and a GPIB interface board.

Our Olympia People has been upgraded to the maximum 512KB memory.

Manufacturer: Olympia International
Date: 1983

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