Portico Miracle

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The Portico Technology 'Miracle' is a British-made "luggable" computer released in 1983. It runs the CP/M operating system with a Z80 processor. The Miracle has a built-in 10-inch screen, two 5.25-inch disk drives, and comes with an attached full-size keyboard. The Portico Miracle sold for £1,795 when released.

A review for the Portico Technology from Personal Computers News (14-20 July 1983) - "Latest in the long line of British-built CP/M machines is the Miracle from Portico Technology. It's a heavy (28lb) business portable complete with a shoulder bag. Inside there's a 10in screen, twin 400K-floppies and a full size detached keyboard The computer has a Z80 with 64K RAM plus a 64K RAM disk cache memory. Software is based on CP/M 2.2, and the Miracle comes with The Guide from Decision Systems to make life easy. Bundled software includes the Micromodeller financial planner, the Iankey typing tutor and the three Chang Labs integrated packages: Memoplan. Fileplan and Profitplan These provide for word-processing. file handling and spreadsheet processing respectively. Two of the Miracle's nice points (besides the £1,795 price tag) are ‘intelligent disk drives' and its cache memory. The 64K cache memory is used to keep the most frequently used disk sectors. Portico makes dramatic claims for the resulting speed increase.”

The example in our collection comes with its manuals, software and carry bag for the computer.

Manufacturer: Portico Technology
Date: 1983

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