Brief history for Philips UK, from circa 1975 to 1992,
by Mike Lockley:
P2000 – CP/M based portable
P3100 – MS-DOS desktop 8080 cpu XT PC
P3200 - MS-DOS desktop 286 cpu AT PC
P3300 - MS-DOS desktop 386 cpu AT
P3400 - MS-DOS desktop 486 cpu AT later windows 3.1 last generation
Philips desktop pc.
P3500 - P3800 – CP/M based(turbodos) hard drive
bootable/more powerful desktop mini with terminals.
P4000 - P4800 – another DOS based mainframe –terminals
–networked (small to medium business)
P5000 - P5040 – Dedicated Word Processors (Boot From Floppy mainly)
P6000 series – built for Financial Organisation (Building
Societies etc) mini and counter terminals, cash book printer
P7000 series – large business networked mini (like IBM) (
Heathrow and UK government organisations used this system
P9000 series – UNIX type network mini (Inland Revenue used this
system and still may do.)
I remember possibly a note book pc during 1990 ,went
to some Banks initially then sold off.
Various peripherals were used.
After circa 1992 Philips Business Division sold to DEC and no longer made
PC equipment, but may have re-badged some Asian laptop/notebook