Olivetti M20 D
After a three year development period, the machine was finally released on March 31st 1982, with an expected price range of 3-6000 dollars.
Although initially well received, the Z8001 processor and Olivetti's own OS severely hampered the machine.
Olivetti supported the machine with their own software packages such as a word processor by SofSys called Executive Secretary, followed later by another word processor, OliWord, and business software, Olibiz. There was also Microsoft Basic 5.2 with full support for the hardware's features.To alleviate a lack of applications, Olivetti sold a CP/M emulator for US$300.
Around 50,000 computers were sold in the first year.
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