The Pasopia 16 is an IBM PC compatible system conceived in 1982. It had excellent features for its time ! An impressive resolution of 640 x 560 pixels, 192 KB RAM (up to 256 MB), two 5''1/4 disk-drives and an optional 10 MB hard-drive. It was possible to format the disks at half size (360 KB) for IBM compatibility. Finally, the Pasopia 16 was a successful machine in the market place.
The Pasopia 16 was sold in the US under the T300 name, and as the PAP in Europe or at least in France. PAP was short for "Papillon", meaning butterfly in French. A small printed butterfly can thus be found on French models.
Pap.Com (comunication software) and Pap.Graph (graphic software) were included.
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Picked up the US version of this recently for a dollar, 10MB external HDD, 5.25 96tpi DD x 2, and a green monochrome monitor. apparently uses a proprietary version of MS-DOS 2.x specifically tailored to this machine. Wish I had a copy.
Monday 17th October 2016
I had one "le pap". It was my 1st PC. using MS-DOS 2.3. My screen was a 8 shades of green (not 50 of grey)80*25. UC was very heavy: at least 15Kg. it''s keyboard was noisy but robust. The HDD was ooo then I Had to use 5.25 Disk-drive (360Ko for system+apps )
Wednesday 18th February 2015
PASOPIA 16 / T300 / PAP
END OF PRODUCTION
BUILT IN LANGUAGE
103 key full-stroke keyboard (QWERTY/AZERTY)
Optional 8087 arithmetic processor
192 KB (up to 256 KB onboard)
40 x 25 / 80 x 25
320x200, 640x200, 540x400, 640x500
SIZE / WEIGHT
7 x 8-bit expansion slots, Centronics/Parallel port, RS232c port (from 300 to 9600 bauds), RGB output (SCART for PAP model)
BUILT IN MEDIA
One or two 5.25'' disk-drives (720 KB) Optional 10 MB hard-disk
MS-DOS, CP/M 86 in option
Additional disk-drive, 10 MB hard-disk
1 disk-drive model : 22119 FF (France, Dec. 83) Monochrome & 1 disk-drive model : 2824 (France, april 85) 3372 (France, 84)