Amstrad PCW 9512

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The Amstrad PCW series (Personal Computer Word processor) was British company Amstrad's versatile line of home/personal microcomputers pitched as a complete, integrated home/office solution. It was first sold in 1985.

Some models were also affectionately known as Joyce, especially in Germany; the name is that of a secretary of Alan Sugar, the founder of Amstrad, and was the codename of the machine while it was in development.

The PCW9512 (1987) was supplied with a daisy wheel printer instead of the 9-pin dot matrix of the 8000 series. It had a single 3-inch 720 kB floppy drive, and a white-screen monochrome display. The visual appearance was significantly changed. It came with a parallel printer port as standard.

Manufactured in the United Kingdom 1987 to 1994
CPU      Zilog Z80 A 4 MHz RAM 512 KB
Text Mode 90 xchars. x 35 lines
Grap[hic Mode 720 x 256 dots B & W
Ports Z80 Bus, Parallel
One Hitachi 3'' disk-drive (720k)
O/S      CP/M, CP/M+
Price £499

Our unit is in excellent condition with the original box with keyboard, Amstrad Daisy Wheel; printer & Sheet Feeder
Base & Monitor.
This unit is unused unpacked and all in the original packaging.  It was released on the Spanish market but has an additional English keyboard.

Manufacturer: Amstrad
Date: 1987

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH3601. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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