Nasty little Sanyo (was Re:Original IBM PC (was Re: Prices to pay for old computers))

From: Russ/Alice Blakeman <>
Date: Sat May 23 02:12:43 1998

Sam Ismail wrote:

> On Fri, 22 May 1998, Russ/Alice Blakeman wrote:
> > that are three place 55x series model numbers. It ran an 8088 4.77mhz
> > processor, had Apple bitmap graphics, Apple style DIP joystick plugin,
> What do you mean by "Apple bitmap graphics"? As in the graphics could be
> programmed the same as on the Apple ][? Don't get it.

Supposedly so, according to some of the tech data I had and the write ups in the
now defunct Soft Sector magaizine put out specifically for the 55x series by
Falsoft Publishing in Louisville. The Say-no 55x machines were essentially half
Apple/half IBM. If you ran a graphics program on it that was direct address IBM
video calls, watch for a lockup. Sanyo eventually came out with a $250 CGA adapter
that also increased the ram. It was called a VB something, I don't remember now. I
haven't had a silver demon around now since 92 and there are no scars either, other
than the mental memories of a machine that makes the Edsel look like a Corvette.

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