Sanyo MBC-555 (1982)
The Sanyo 550 & 555 were the first MS-DOS compatible computers that retailed for under US$1000. It was also quite possibly the only (somewhat) IBM-compatible system that was actually slower than an IBM PC (the PC clocked at 4.77 MHz, while the Sanyo clocked at 3.6, giving it a Norton SI rating of 0.8).
it's the only IBM clone that runs at a lower speed than the original: 3.6 MHz instead of 4.77 MHz. It has a matching keyboard with reset-button on it. The board includes a pin out on which a 5 MB hard disk drive can be attached.
Processor Intel 8088 @ 3.6 MHz
Memory 128 KB
Media 2 5.25" floppy drives (160 KB)
Graphics RGB graphics adapter (no text mode available)
Power Built-in power supply on AC power (with power cord attached to the machine)
Connectivity 1 parallel port
Operating system Sanyo Basic
Base price < $1000,
Further information is available at http://www.seasip.info/VintagePC/sanyo.html
Our MBC-555 with a serial number of 14541476 is complete with the original CRT 36 Sanyo Monitor and Sanyo keyboard. All were very kindly donated by Geoff Clark
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