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hp 85

general view
Type:          hp-85                                     <<<    >>>    ^^^
Manufacturer:  Hewlett Packard
Technology:    HP Custom Mikroprozessor
	       40K RAM, Basic im ROM
Year:          1980
Price:         about DM 8400.-


A hybrid between a desktop calculator and a real computer. The
calculation machine is not very famous for its high speed but for its 
very good graphics at that time, where also the thermic printer
, with the ability for a hardcopy, belongs to. The integrated cassette-
drive has a real filesystem and is able to load a program automatically
when switching on the computer.
The machine can be regarded as the competitor to the IBM 5110, although
it was much more up-to-date and more elegant because of its later 
release. 

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