RM Nimbus PC

The Nimbus PC was introduced by Research Machines for use in the education market. It sold with 192KB RAM, a single 720 KB floppy drive, and extended sound and graphics. It could be expanded to 1 MB of RAM, dual floppy drives, and up to a 160MB hard disk. The Nimbus was also designed as a network station and came with built-in Piconet and ethernet ports.

The Nimbus ran a modified version of Microsoft MS-DOS 3.10 that would not run on a standard PC. Although an IBM emulator software allowed some standard PC programs to run, only software specifically written for the Nimbus was able to take advantage of the improved sound and graphic features. However, RM and third-parties released numerous languages and educational software that fulfilled most school needs.

Manufacturer: Research Machines
Date: 1985

Magazines RELATED to RM Nimbus PC in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Practical Computing - March 1985 March 1985
University Computing Summer 1986 August 1986
Practical Computing - August 1986 August 1986
Acorn User - January 1989 27-05-2009
Acorn User - March 1989 27-05-2009
Acorn User - November 1989 03-06-2009

Other Systems Related To RM Nimbus PC:

Item Manufacturer Date
RM 380Z (Light Blue Case) Research Machines 1978
RM 380Z (Black Case) Research Machines 1978
RM 380Z (with Colour Card) Research Machines 1978
RM LINK 480Z Research Machines 1st January 1981
RM Link 480Z in Metal Case Research Machines 1982
RM Nimbus AX/2 Research Machines 1986
RM Nimbus VX/2 Research Machines 1986
RM Nimbus NB300 Research Machines June 1991

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH41537. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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