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Litton - Monroe

The Monroe OC-8820 was an all-in one Z80 based system featuring 128 to 256 KB of RAM, a monochrome CRT and a dual 5.25" 300 KB floppy disk drive.

It used its own multitask operating system, but a CP/M OS could be acquired separately along with a specific Monroe BASIC interpreter, Dbase II, Wordstar and a spreadsheet (probably CalcStar). Even under CP/M, You could run the a Spreadsheet report and still run Wordstar.

A 10 MB hard-disk drive unit was also available.

The Monroe computer family also had a color graphics model, but we have no information about it.

NAME  OC-8820
MANUFACTURER  Litton - Monroe
TYPE  Professional Computer
YEAR  1982
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  The Monroe BASIC was an extended version of the BASIC used in the Luxor ABC80/ABC800 computers.
KEYBOARD  Typewriter type, 93 keys with numeric keypad & function keys
CPU  Z80
SPEED  Unknown
RAM  128 to 256 KB
ROM  Unknown
TEXT MODES  80 columns x 25 lines
COLORS  Monochrome amber
SOUND  Unknown
SIZE / WEIGHT  Unknown
I/O PORTS  1 parallel and 1 serial port
BUILT IN MEDIA  2 x 300 KB 5.25 floppy-disk drives
OS  Proprietary Monroe OS called OS8MT (MT for multi-tasking), CP/M
PERIPHERALS  10 MB hard-disk unit
PRICE  about $3,000

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