Olivetti PC1 Prodest

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This is an XT clone, Its specification is similar to the Amstrad PC20 (aka Sinclair PC200) or Schneider Euro PC.

System unit contains motherboard, keyboard, power supply and floppy drives.

512k RAM.
CPU: NEC V40 (80188-compatible).
One or two floppy drives.
XT-style keyboard (82 keys).
Integrated CGA-compatible video. Allegedly can output to TV or monitor.
ORIGIN Italy 1988
KEYBOARD   Full-stroke 82 keys with 10 functions keys and numeric keypad
CPU   Nec V40
SPEED   4.77 / 8 MHz
CO-PROCESSOR   Yamaha custom chip
RAM   512 KB (up to 640 KB)
TEXT MODES   40 x 25 / 80 x 25
GRAPHIC MODES   CGA graphic modes : 320 x 200 / 640 x 200
SIZE / WEIGHT   39(W) x 31(D) x 9(H) cm.
I/O PORTS   Centronics, RGB monitor and TV, RS232, Mouse, Audio, Floppy disk, Expansion connector
BUILT IN MEDIA   1 or 2 x 3.5'' 720 KB FDD
POWER SUPPLY   Built-in power supply unit
PRICE   $639 - £399

Our unit has the twin floppy drives and has a serial number of 0351867 and was very kindly donated by Mike Kirby.

More information on the PC1 can be found at http://www.seasip.info/VintagePC/prodestpc1.html

Manufacturer: Olivetti
Date: 1988

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH15452. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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