The Olivetti PC 128S was exactly the same machine as the Acorn BBC Master compact. It was sold only in Italy.
Olivetti merely transformed the case design with nice blue and grey patterns and translated all the programs of the original Acorn Welcome disk, as well as the manual into Italian language.
Although it was one of the most advanced 8-bit computer, the PC 128S, like its predecessor, the PC 128, didn't meet a large success, mainly because it came to late on the market, just at the time when the new Atari and Commodore 16-bit machines were launched in Europe.
Prodest PC 128S
BUILT IN LANGUAGE
BBC BASIC Version 4
Full-stroke 93-key with 10 function keys and numeric keypad
65C12 - CMOS version of the 6502 with minor technical changes
64 KB - OS: 32 KB, BASIC: 16 KB, ADFS: 16 KB
80 x 32/25 (2 colors) / 40 x 32/25 (2 or 4 colors) / 20 x 32 (16 colors) / 40 x 25 (Teletext display)
640 x 256 (2 colors) / 320 x 256 (4 colors) / 160 x 256 (16 colors)
16 (8 colors + flashing option)
4 channels, 7 octaves
SIZE / WEIGHT
Keyboard unit: 42.5 (W) x 21.7 (D) x 7.7 (H) cm Expansion unit: 35.1 (W) x 33.3 (D) x 9.5 (H) cm
RGB & Composite video out, RS232 (optional), Econet port (optional), Parallel printer, Disk-drive, Joystick/mouse, expansion edge connector