The Salora Manager was the Finnish version of the Video Technology Laser 2001.
However, it had some differences compared to the original:
Ľ It had a new case to match the cheaper Fellow in the more Salora-like colouring,
Ľ The keyboard had been modified by adding the Scandinavian letters ─, ┼ and Í,
Ľ Joysticks ports were different so you could only use joysticks manufactured by Salora (many machines were hacked to use Atari-standard controllers).
The Coleco adapter was planned for the Manager too, but was propably never released. Some pre-production examples did make it out the door.
A 5 1/4" disk drive was also released in the Salora color scheme.
The Salora machines had some brief success because Salora was a well known company in Finland and people didn't really know how global the computer market was. In the end Salora machines disappeared quite quickly mainly due to lack of software and the onslaught of Commodore and Spectravideo.
During the last days of the machine they were sold at rock bottom prices. You could get a Manager + disk drive + games/programs bundle for less than the price of a Commodore disk drive!
After the Vtech fiasco Salora had plans or they actually even announced it, that they were to start distributing Mitsubishi manufactured MSX machines and peripherals under the Salora brand, but this never happened. This information regarding the MSX ordeal can be found from the Finnish MikroBitti magazine.