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The Victor 9000, first released in 1982, is a rebadged Sirius 1. The Victor 9000 was aimed more at the business market compared to the Sirius 1, and was marketed by DRG Business Machines in the United Kingdom.
The Victor 9000 was based on the Intel 8088 processor, which ran at 5MHz and featured 128K of RAM and 16K ROM. It came with twin, built-in, 5.25-inch floppy drives as standard, as well as a 97-key keyboard with separate number pad, and 11-inch screen. It ran CP/M-86 and MS-DOS operating systems. Available software for the Victor 9000 included VictorWriter, VictorCalc and Tabs set of financial packages.
Despite being arguably the superior machine to the IBM PC, and being well received by many publications and users, the Victor 9000 failed to compete against the IBM PC in the US and by 1984 Victor Technology was filing for bankruptcy. However the computer sold well in Europe as the ACT Sirius 1, as the IBM PC was not released until January 1983 in Europe.
This is a model 466 configuration of the system.
Manufacturer: Sirius Systems Technology/Victor Technologies
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