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This computer is still based on the PDP-8 architecture but is less "opened" than the DECmate II. Indeed DEC realised that the PDP-8 based products were rarely expanded to their full potential. Thus, they conceived the DECmate III wich offers less expansion possibilities but which was also cheaper.
As the last incarnation of the PDP-8 technology, the DECmate III use a single chip containing all the PDP-8 hardware !

Only one pair of 5''1/4 disk-drives (RX50) is supported and it is not possible to connect a Hard-Drive. But unlike the DECmate II, a color monitor can replace the monochrom screen.

It was mainly intended for professionnal word-processing, but could also run other software including OS/278. The DECmate III was compatible with the DECmate II.

In 1985, a DECmate III+ was sold with a hard disk controller built-in and overall completely new hardware components, though still compatible with the DECmate II and III.

The DECmate computers were marketed by Digital Equipment Corporation.

MANUFACTURER  Digital Equipment Corporation
TYPE  Professional Computer
YEAR  1984
KEYBOARD  QWERTY full-stroke professionnal keyboard
CPU  Harris 6120 cpu (12 bits)
SPEED  8 Mhz
RAM  32k (+ 32k for dedicated control panel functions)
TEXT MODES  80 x 24 and 132 x 24
SIZE / WEIGHT  32 x 28 x 14 cm / 8 kg
I/O PORTS  RS232C, printer, data-communication port
OS  OS/278
PERIPHERALS  Color graphics board
APU board : Z80 based board for CP/M use
XPU board : 8088 based board for MS/DOS use
PRICE  approx. 2700$

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