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Olivetti
Prodest PC 128S

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.

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just an update... i repair my pc128s by replacing the via 6522, and attached to a lcd tv by modding the original rgb cable (that hadn''t the 5v wire attached!!!). Now i''m fully satisfied with my Olivetti Prodest!!!!

          
Sunday 22nd July 2012
aotta (Italy)

I (re)bought a pc128s a few days ago!
i had to changed the floppy, and it worked... for few minutes! :(
then it freezed and now it start with continuos beeeep and only break key working... :(
and the monitor burned with lot of smoke after an half an hour it was on!
what a pity, a 25 years old computer, used only for a bit!!!

          
Saturday 16th June 2012
aotta (italy)

The initially price of the PC128s is litalian lire 660.000 + IVA. about 342 euro + IVA (20$ tax).
Bye

          
Sunday 29th April 2012
Cesare  (Italy)
www.vintagecomputer.it

 

NAME  Prodest PC 128S
MANUFACTURER  Olivetti
TYPE  Home Computer
ORIGIN  Italy
YEAR  1987
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  BBC BASIC Version 4
KEYBOARD  Full-stroke 93-key with 10 function keys and numeric keypad
CPU  65C12 - CMOS version of the 6502 with minor technical changes
SPEED  2 MHz
RAM  128 KB
ROM  64 KB - OS: 32 KB, BASIC: 16 KB, ADFS: 16 KB
TEXT MODES  80 x 32/25 (2 colors) / 40 x 32/25 (2 or 4 colors) / 20 x 32 (16 colors) / 40 x 25 (Teletext display)
GRAPHIC MODES  640 x 256 (2 colors) / 320 x 256 (4 colors) / 160 x 256 (16 colors)
COLOrsc  16 (8 colors + flashing option)
SOUND  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
I/O PORTS  RGB & Composite video out, RS232 (optional), Econet port (optional), Parallel printer, Disk-drive, Joystick/mouse, expansion edge connector
BUILT IN MEDIA  1 or 2 3.5'' 640 KB floppy-disk drives
OS  ADFS
POWER SUPPLY  Switching PSU in the expansion box
PRICE  Unknown





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