The Olivetti PC 1 was designed to be a family computer and Olivetti’s answer to the Amstrad PC 1512.
It uses the TV screen instead of a special monitor, but one could be used if you wanted to use one. It was sold with a mouse.
No internal slot : to use ISA cards, an expansion box had to be connected onto the expansion connector. This device supplied two 8-bit ISA slots, hard disk connector (for a 20 mb hard disk, 85 ms) and 128 KB ram. It runs under MS DOS 3.2.
The most particular feature is the disk-drives mounted above the keyboard. The computer was sold with 1 or 2 of them.
The full name of this computer is OLIVETTI PRODEST PC1. Colors: 4 in graphic mode (320x200) with 2 palettes, 2 colors in 640x200 mode, 16 colors in text mode Number of keys: 83 (not 82) Sound: Tone generator with volume control under the keyboard
Sunday 25th November 2012
Ya no tengo acceso a la página de Ciberia y parece ser que los ficheros para descargar están corruptos, así que los he vuelto a poner en este otro sitio.
I think this model was later equipped with a 20 MB HDD, taking over one of the FDD bays. I bought the double FDD version and was annoyed to find the HDD variant in store at a similar price a few weeks later! Although there was a wedge-shaped proprietary mouse, it was not supplied as standard in the UK, but cost about £30 extra. (Of course, you could use a serial mouse so long as you put the driver on your boot diskettes and amended autoexec.bat.) When I bought one in late 1988, it was bundled with the First Choice integrated software suite, which was excellent in its day, turning the machine into a versatile home office system.
Monday 8th November 2010
BUILT IN LANGUAGE
Full-stroke 82 keys with 10 functions keys and numeric keypad