Click Here to visit our Sponsor
The History of Computing The Magazine Have Fun there ! Buy books and goodies
  Mistake ? You have mr info ? Click here !Add Info     Search     Click here use the advanced search engine
Browse console museumBrowse pong museum









 

ZX Spectrum T-shirts!

see details
Ready prompt T-shirts!

see details
Atari joystick T-shirts!

see details
Arcade cherry T-shirts!

see details
Spiral program T-shirts!

see details
Battle Zone T-shirts!

see details
Vectrex ship T-shirts!

see details
C64 maze generator T-shirts!

see details
Elite spaceship t-shirt T-shirts!

see details
Atari ST bombs T-shirts!

see details
Moon Lander T-shirts!

see details
Competition Pro Joystick T-shirts!

see details
Pak Pak Monster T-shirts!

see details
BASIC code T-shirts!

see details
Shooting gallery T-shirts!

see details
Vector ship T-shirts!

see details
Breakout T-shirts!

see details
Pixel adventure T-shirts!

see details





F > FUJITSU  > FM 16 Beta   


Fujitsu
FM 16 Beta

The model number was FM-16s, and it was sold in the USA from about 1983 to around 1985.

It had dual processors on daughter boards, one with a Zilog Z-80a and the other with an i8086 on a true 16-bit bus. Hard drives were external, connecting through a SCSI host adapter. The machine could have up to 2MB of RAM on a proprietary expansion card, and ran at 8MHz. It had a 640x480 16 color display and 104 keys keyboard.

CP/M-86, WordStar, SuperCalc and the C/PM-86 operating system were bundled with the basic purchase; but the FM-16 could also run CP/M 2.2, a proprietary version of MS-DOS 1.0, Concurrent CP/M-86 and PICK. If all were installed in partitions on the hard drive, you had a choice of OS at boot time.

Ron Edelstein adds:
Actually, the FM-16s had a video of 640x400 (not 480). It was a double-scanned format using 16 colours. Much better and sharper than the later IBM EGA standard, even though IBM used 480 lines. Using a proprietary version of MS-DOS, it could run any software not requiring graphics (i.e. text mode). The difference in video prevented it from displaying IBM graphics displays unless they were specifically recompiled for the FM-16s, as were SuperCalc and WordStar.


We need more info about this computer ! If you designed, used, or have more info about this system, please send us pictures or anything you might find useful.

 

 

NAME  FM 16 Beta
MANUFACTURER  Fujitsu
TYPE  Home Computer
ORIGIN  Japan
YEAR  1983
KEYBOARD  Full-stroke keyboard
CPU  Intel 8086 & Zilog Z80A
SPEED  8 Mhz
RAM  up to 2 MB
VRAM  Unknown
ROM  Unknown
TEXT MODES  Unknown
GRAPHIC MODES  640x400
COLORS  16
SOUND  Unknown
SIZE / WEIGHT  Unknown
I/O PORTS  Unknown
BUILT IN MEDIA  2 x 5.25'' disk drives
OS  CP/M 86. optional: CP/M 2.2, MS-DOS 1.1 (proprietary version), Concurrent CP/M 86,, PICK
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in PSU
PERIPHERALS  Monochrome or colour monitor, 1 to 2 MB expansion RAM card (about $1,000/MB), SCSI 13 MB hard disk ($1300)
PRICE  About $3,300 with colour monitor, 128 KB RAM and two DS/DD 5.25'' floppy drives




Please buy a t-shirt to support us !
Ready prompt
ZX Spectrum
Arcade cherry
Spiral program
Atari joystick
Battle Zone
Vectrex ship
C64 maze generator
Moon Lander
Competition Pro Joystick
Atari ST bombs
Elite spaceship t-shirt
Commodore 64 prompt
Pak Pak Monster
Pixel Deer
BASIC code
Shooting gallery
3D Cubes
Pixel adventure
Breakout
Vector ship

Related Ebay auctions in real time - click to buy yours







 
Click here to go to the top of the page   
Contact us | members | about old-computers.com | donate old-systems | FAQ
OLD-COMPUTERS.COM is hosted by - NYI (New York Internet) -