Codenamed Candyfloss, this computer was aimed to compete with the IBM PC-AT. It was a multipost system capable of controlling up to 16 stations.
Three versions were sold:
• Xen FD with 512 KB of RAM and 2 x 720 KB 3.5" FDD.
• Xen HD with 1 MB of RAM, 720 KB 3.5" or 1.2 MB 5.25" FDD. and 20 MB HDD.
• Xen WS (WorkStation) with 1 MB of RAM and no disk drives.
Some Xen systems used a large black external power supply unit weighing at least 2-3 kilos, others featured a built-in one.
Speed of processing, supposedly zero wait-state, was superior to that of the IBM-AT. The motherboard featured a hard disk controller but the graphics card was delivered separately.
Xen systems also shipped with MS-DOS 3.2, GW-Basic and Windows. They could also run Xenix O.S.!
Special thanks to C.G.Styles who donated us this computer !