Amstrad PCW 9512

The Amstrad PCW series (Personal Computer Word processor) was British company Amstrad's versatile line of home/personal microcomputers pitched as a complete, integrated home/office solution. It was first sold in 1985.

Some models were also affectionately known as Joyce, especially in Germany; the name is that of a secretary of Alan Sugar, the founder of Amstrad, and was the codename of the machine while it was in development.

The PCW9512 (1987) was supplied with a daisy wheel printer instead of the 9-pin dot matrix of the 8000 series. It had a single 3-inch 720 kB floppy drive, and a white-screen monochrome display. The visual appearance was significantly changed. It came with a parallel printer port as standard.

Manufactured in the United Kingdom 1987 to 1994
CPU      Zilog Z80 A 4 MHz RAM 512 KB
Text Mode 90 xchars. x 35 lines
Grap[hic Mode 720 x 256 dots B & W
Ports Z80 Bus, Parallel
One Hitachi 3'' disk-drive (720k)
O/S      CP/M, CP/M+
Price £499

Our unit is in excellent condition with the original box with keyboard, Amstrad Daisy Wheel; printer & Sheet Feeder
Base & Monitor.
This unit is unused unpacked and all in the original packaging.  It was released on the Spanish market but has an additional English keyboard.

Manufacturer: Amstrad
Date: 1987

Magazines RELATED to Amstrad PCW 9512 in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Personal Computer World - October 1985 01-10-1985
Practical Computing - November 1985 November 1985
Personal Computer World Special: Business Computing The 1986 Survival Guide April 1986
Your Computer - May 1986 May 1986
Personal Computer World - May 1986 01-05-1986
Personal Computer World - June 1986 01-06-1986
Personal Computer World - July 1986 01-07-1986
Practical Computing - August 1986 August 1986
Personal Computer World - October 1987 01-10-1987
Practical Computing - November 1987 November 1987
Your Computer - November 1987 November 1987
Personal Computer World - December 1987 December 1987
The Micro Designer - Issue 4 - October 1990 Creative Technology October 1990
Personal Computer World - February 1996 February 1996

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH3601. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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