Apricot F2

The Apricot F2 was a business machine marketed by Apricot in 1985. It was similar in specification to the F10 but shipped with two floppy drives instead of a floppy/hard drive combination.

Compared to its predecessor, the F1, it included an extra expansion slot, more memory and larger storage capacity. Like the F1, the F2 and F10 had an infra-red interface for the keyboard and the mouse/trackball (the same infra-red mouseball pointing device used with the Apricot Portable).

The F2 and the F10 use an Apricot-modified version of MS-DOS, so they were not 100% IBM compatible. They were provided with a nice graphical and iconized interface called Activity. Integrated were a desktop, and software including a wordprocessor, communication, painting and Basic. They were also sold with GEM Write, GEM Paint and the GEM desktop.

Manufacturer: Apricot
Date: 1985

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Apricot F2 Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Honeywell 200 Programmers Reference Manual Honeywell Nov 1963
English Electric Computers System Manuals 4.50 and 4.70 English Electric 1966
ICL Employees Reference Book ICL 13 Sep 1983
Apricot F1 Service Manual Apricot 1984
HP Connectivity Pack Users Guide Hewlett Packard 1994
HP 320LX Pamtop PC Essentials Guide Hewlett Packard Mar 1997
HP 320LX Pamtop PC Pocket Guide Hewlett Packard Oct 1997
HP 360LX Palmtop PC Pocket Guide Hewlett-Packard Oct 1997

Apricot F2 Articles:

Item Manufacturer Date
Sharp MZ-80FD Dual Disk Drive Unit Sharp Oct 1981
RH Electronics Light Pen RH Electronics 1983
Epson PF-10 Portable Disk Drive Epson 1984
Alphatronic F1 & F2 Disk Drives Triumph-Adler 1984
Amstore Northern Computers 1985
Toshiba Floppy Disk Unit Toshiba 1985

Magazines RELATED to Apricot F2 in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
ULCC News August/September 1983 Newsletter 169 Aug 1983
Personal Computer World - October 1984 Oct 1984
Personal Computer World - December 1984 Dec 1984
ULCC News January 1985 Newsletter 184 Jan 1985
ULCC News March 1985 Newsletter 186 Mar 1985
Personal Computer World - September 1985 1 Sep 1985
Personal Computer World Special: Business Computing The 1986 Survival Guide Apr 1986
Zero - April 1991 Dennis Publishing 1 Apr 1991
Amstrad PCW Plus Issue 100 January 1995 Future Publishing Jan 1995
Edge - Issue 63 - October 1998 Future Publishing Oct 1998
Edge - Issue 205 - September 2009 Future Publishing Sep 2009
Edge - Issue 210 - January 2010 Future Publishing Jan 2010
Edge - Issue 213 - April 2010 Future Publishing Apr 2010

Other Systems Related To Apricot F2:

Item Manufacturer Date
Apricot XI Apricot 1983
Apricot XI Prototype 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 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
Apricot XEN-PCm Apricot 1995

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH41503. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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