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Decision Mate V

An other CP/M / MSDOS hybrid system. This computer had no great commercial success.

The Decision Mate V came with 128 KB of RAM, but could be upgraded to 256 or 512 KB with expansion cards. The serial and Centronics interfaces were not on the mainboard, but were added as expansion cards. An additional card with a 68000 was developed by NCR in order to use CP/M 68.

There were 7 expansion slots. An optional diagnostic card was available for slot 6. Otherwise, diagnostics were produced through 6 red LEDs on the back of the case, above the volume control.

The computer had two floppy drives, or only one + a Winchester hard drive mounted in the second bay.

A network called 'DecisoNet' was designed to link together several Decision V.

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Contributors: Sebastian Rho.



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I still have one for sale. Including winchester + RS232 slot + communication slot + extra memory slot
Perfect condition, still working

axaan@hotmail.com

          
Tuesday 8th April 2014
Tom (Belgium)

We had one, my dad worked at NCR then and could by one "cheap", I think around 2k DM at the time... *g*
Awesome computer, somehow. ^^

          
Friday 8th February 2013
Mockturtle

I had one of that when i was a child. I learned gwdos and played a lot with ladder.exe !!! Too beautiful!

          
Friday 10th August 2012
Luca (Italy)

 

NAME  Decision Mate V
MANUFACTURER  NCR
TYPE  Professional Computer
ORIGIN  U.S.A.
YEAR  1984
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  None
KEYBOARD  Typewriter type 91 keys with 20 programmable function keys and numeric keypad
CPU  Zilog Z80 - Optional Intel 8088 or Motorola 68008
SPEED  4.88 MHz (8088) / 4 MHz (Z80)
RAM  64 kb, 128 kb, 256 kb or 512 kb depending of models (through expansion cards)
VRAM  32 KB (monochrome mode) or 96 KB (colour mode)
ROM  Unknown
TEXT MODES  40 or 80 columns x 25 lines
GRAPHIC MODES  576 x 432 dots
COLOrsc  Monochrome built-in display (green / black)
SOUND  Beeper
I/O PORTS  Centronics, RS232, 7 expansion slots
BUILT IN MEDIA  One or two floppy disk drives (320 KB each), 10 to 30 MB hard disk
OS  MSDOS 2.1, CP/M or CP/M 86 or CP/M 68K
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in power supply unit
PRICE  Unknown





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