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ACT Sirius 1

The Sirius 1 (Victor 9000 in the US) was distributed in the UK by ACT. It was first released in 1982. It was designed by Chuck Peddle, who was the main designer of the MOS Technology 6502 microprocessor and the early Commodore Pet.

The Sirius 1 was based on the Intel 8088 processor and featured 128K of RAM. 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 MDOS operating systems. It originally sold for £2,395 in the UK.

The Sirius 1 sold much better in Europe than it did in the US, which encouraged ACT to develop and manufacture their own computer, which led to the development of the ACT Apricot.

Manufacturer: Sirius
Date: 1981



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ACT Sirius 1 Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Sirius 1 Users giude to the MS-DOS 1982

ACT Sirius 1 Articles:

Item Manufacturer Date
Memories - Memories at Apricot Unknown

Other Systems Related To ACT Sirius 1 :

Item Manufacturer Date
Sirius Model 457 Sirius 1982
Victor 9000 Sirius Systems Technology/Victor Technologies 1982
Sirius Model 506 Sirius 1982
Sirius Model 510 Sirius 1982
Sirius 457 Sirius 1982

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH43310. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

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