Olivetti PC1

From: Hans Franke <Hans.Franke_at_mch20.sbs.de>
Date: Tue Dec 19 12:43:12 2000

> I'm looking through some old issue sof Your computer, and in the october '87
> issue, the cover story is Olivetti's attempt at a home PC, the PC1.
> Why someone would like to have an IBM compatible at home is beyond me, but
> look at the design! It's difficult to describe, but very 80s, very Italian.
> Extremely compact, CPU and keyboard integrated into a home micro-ish console,
> with 3,5" drives protruding from the top of the keyboard. Runs on a NEC V40
> and has got a CGA adapter. Apparently the sound is "hi-fi".
> But look at the design! Drool.

Jep, I've been hunting this babe for some years.

> Was this radical design ever released, though? Has anyone got a PC1?

YES! It was available in gray and black(!). I found one last year at
a car boot sale in Ascot. Right at the entrance. Labeled at 2 GBP -
well, I even forgot to haggle...

Hasicly it's a PC alike/clone, based on a 8086.

You may touch it next time you're in Munich :)


VCF Europa 2.0 am 28./29. April 2001 in Muenchen
Received on Tue Dec 19 2000 - 12:43:12 GMT

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