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Olivetti
M10

The Olivetti M-10 is basically the same computer as the Tandy 100 or the NEC PC-8201. All these machines were in fact conceived by Kyocera Corporation (Japan). Thus they all have very similar characteristics.

Olivetti is well known for computers with special design, and the M-10 is not an exception. Compared to the Tandy 100 or NEC PC-8201, the M-10 is quite beautiful. The main physical difference is the LCD screen which can be tilted for user's comfort.

Just like its brothers, the M-10 was used a lot by reporters all around the world. This success was mainly due to its excellent keyboard and large battery autonomy.

The M-10 a some built-in software :
- An Extended Microsoft Basic
- A wordprocessor
- A small spreadsheet (adress files)
- An Agenda
- And a communication program.

The M10 had 4 standard RAM/ROM sockets, whereas all other Kyocera machines had specific RAM or ROM sockets.

The french model doesn't seem to have the modem built-in as it is the case for the "normal" M-10. This is maybe because any Modem sold in France had to be "agreed" by the French Post Office (!), which was a difficult task...


 

Hi. I am from India. I recently inherited my dad''s Olivetti M10 Portable computer. If ANYONE still interested let me know.

          
Thursday 2nd October 2014
Mittal Vora (INDIA)

I have an almost brand new M10 with its original case and instruction book.
I worked at olvetti for 8 years - great place.
Also had an M20, M24,M240,290 and a 380 tower.

          
Monday 10th October 2011
eliot (uk)
eliots page

hello everybody , today june 06 2011 , i found in a old motorcycle garage , between old carburetors , pipes and other scrap of motors , an OLIVETTI M10 !!!!! yeaaahhh first when i see it , i dont know what i found , after that , i look careffuly at him... do''nt understand what it is ... i am motorcyclist , and a little bit computerist...and i dont know very good computers , but when i see display , i know .."this is an old stuff..." it must be keeped by me i say.. here in romania in year ''90 an old computers made by a comunist plant , it was felix icee , or HC85 , or cubZ.. from that computers i know a little basic programing .... i am very hapy now when i found this old stuff... :)))))

          
Monday 6th June 2011
dragos (romania)
radio whithout filter

 

NAME  M10
MANUFACTURER  Olivetti
TYPE  Portable
ORIGIN  Italy
YEAR  1983
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  Enhanced version of Microsoft BASIC
KEYBOARD  Excellent QWERTY/AZERTY full-stroke keyboard
4 arrow keys and 8 function keys
CPU  Intel 80c85 CMOS
SPEED  3 MHz
RAM  8 kb, up to 32 KB
by incremental 8 kb RAM pack on PCB
ROM  32 kb (up to 64 kb)
TEXT MODES  40 x 8
GRAPHIC MODES  240 x 64
COLORS  Black & white (LCD screen)
SOUND  Built-in speaker capable of generating different pitches and tones
SIZE / WEIGHT  30 x 22 6 cm / 1,8 kg
I/O PORTS  RS232c (19200 bauds max.), Parallel port, Tape-recorder (1500 bauds), Barcode reader, System Bus, Phone
POWER SUPPLY  6v CC (4 x AA battery cells 1,5v or with an external power supply unit)
PERIPHERALS  300-baud built-in modem (US versions)
PRICE  800 (France, 84)




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