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The Hyperion was produced by the Infotech Cie. of Ottawa, a subsidiary of Bytec Management Corp. It was the first portable IBM-PC compatible computer, released three months earlier than the Compaq Portable.

The machine offered powerful features for a 1982 computer, including dual 360K 5.25" disk drives, built-in 7-inch amber CRT and a video out jack for displaying CGA graphics. The keyboard slides underneath the main unit and locks into place. It was delivered along with a suite of standard software: word processor, data base and communications.

Although it was significantly lighter and handy than the Compaq, the Hyperion suffered from reliabilty problems, specially from disk drives. Furthermore it was only 95% PC compatible. For these reasons, Compaq definitively took the lead of portable sales.

The Hyperion sales continued in Canada and USA for two year. A few of them were also sold in Europe from September 1983 by the German Anderson Jacobson Cie, under the name Ajile.

Special thanks to Chuck Bredemeier who donated us this computer !

TYPE  Transportable
ORIGIN  Canada
YEAR  January 1983
KEYBOARD  Full-stroke 83 keys PC-style keyboard with numeric keypad
CPU  Intel 8086
SPEED  4.77 MHz
CO-PROCESSOR  Socket for a 8087 Math coprocessor
RAM  256 KB (up to 640 KB)
TEXT MODES  40 or 80 characters x 25 lines
GRAPHIC MODES  320 x 200 / 640 x 200 / 640 x 400 pixels
COLORS  Monochrome. 16 levels of grey
SOUND  built-in loudspeaker
SIZE / WEIGHT  46.4 (W) x 28.8 (D) x 22.3 (H) cm. / 18 pounds
I/O PORTS  RS232, Centronics, Modem, Network, Telephone handset, expansion connector
BUILT IN MEDIA  Two 5.25'' 360 KB disk drives
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in switching power supply unit
PERIPHERALS  IN:TOUCH telephone magement system, internal 300-baud modem, RAM extension
PRICE  C$4,955

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