HP 9826

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The all-in-one HP 9826 computer was the successor of the 9825. It was the transition machine between the calculators/computers 9800 family and the HP-9000-200 desktop computer series. As it belonged to both the families, it was also called HP 9000-236

It was a robust and compact 6800-based machine which featured a 7" monochrome display, a complete keyboard (including first use of soft-keys and the scroll wheel at leftand), a 264 KB, 5.25" floppy-disk drive. On the rear panel, one also found one HP-IB port and 8 expansion slots.

Like the 9825, it ran HPL, but could also run BASIC and Pascal. The Basic interpreter was developped by HP and was also known as "Rocky Mountain BASIC", or RMB. This version would evolve into the HP-BASIC for the series-300 and HP-UX machines.

The 9826 was choosen and intensively used by the Walt Disney studios for "Tron", the first movie that used a computer to control all the processes implemented during the shoot, from camera adjustments to graphic and text superimpositions.

YEAR   1981
BUILT IN LANGUAGE   HP BASIC in ROM or separate diskette
KEYBOARD   Typewriter style. 74 keys + 24 function keys
CPU   Motorola 68000
RAM   128 KB up to 2 MB
GRAPHIC MODES   b/w graphics hardware and soft support
COLORS   Monochrome
SOUND   Beeper
I/O PORTS   HP-IB port, 8 expansion slots

Reference Number FTZ-SER PRFNR C-030/81
Serial Number 130G01265
Model HP 9862

This computer and HP2671G printer were all very kindly donated by Andrew LLoyd

Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Date: March 1981

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH5011. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


HP 9826

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