Sanyo MBC-555 (1982)
The Sanyo 550 and 555 were the first MS-DOS compatible computers that retailed for under US$1000.
The computer although not fast, was a cheap alternative for the IBM PCs available at the time. The difference between the 550 and the 555 is an extra 5.25 Disk Drive.
Unfortunately The MBC-550 is less PC compatible than the disastrous IBM PC Jr, that it was competing and was unable to run much of the PC software on the market at the time.
The computer, monitor and keyboard are all in matching metallic grey, the latter has a reset-button on it. The board includes a pin out on which a 5 MB hard disk drive can be attached.
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