Ferranti Argus PPC-20
Our Ferranti PPC-20 has 128k RAM, two 640k floppy discs and cost £3250.00 in November 1983. Ferranti made the transition from mini to microcomputers with this Argus Pro- Personal Computer (PPC)
Model No: MOE 2 and has a serial number of 6136-1F
Processor: 8MHz Intel 8086
Memory: 128k expandable to 896k.
Screen: 12in green on black, 25 lines of 80 characters.
Keyboard: Low profile full ASCII, numeric keypad and 13 function keys and a command key that doubles their effect.
Disks: Two 640k floppy disk drives
Interfaces: Three RS232 serial interfaces .
Operating systems: F-COS86, will run CP/M-86 and MS-DOS software.
Languages: M-Basic, P-Basic, Cis-Cobol, MS-Pascal.
Dimensions: Main unit 178mm high and wide and 433mm deep.
Monitor 344mm high, 315mm wide and 330mm deep.
Keyboard 65mm high, 420mm wide and 210mm deep.
Total weight: 13kg (main unit) 8.5kg (monitor) 1 .8kg (keyboard) .
Our unit is complete with the original monitor and keyboard and was very kindly donated by Ian Marchant
The other 5 pictures are from a Benchtest in Personal Computer World's November 1983 issue
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