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Luxor
ABC 800 Series

This computer is the successor of the Luxor ABC 80

There were several successors to the ABC800, most notably the ABC802 with built-in small 9" monitor and the ABC806 with more memory and more advanced 512x240x16 graphics.

The ABC 800 series was also sold by Facit under the DTC (DeskTop Computer) name, in a darker enclosure.

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Anonymous contribution:
The Luxor I owned was a Luxor 802 And it didn't look like the one on the picture. The monitor was smalller, made in a metall thick enough to build a (small) house on. The CPU and the monitor was in one piece. The keyboard was connected on the back of the Monitor. The floppy-unit was also very stable I used it as a stepladder.
OS consisted of a disk in the left 5.25" floppy. Start by "system" exit with "byebye" (uncertain).
Very little sound, nice, and tidy. I had 2 with the original RS232 Matrisprinter. You could sharpen a knife on the chassis if you wanted.


Special thanks to Martti Kunttu who donated us this computer !

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Wow those were the days. We had a network in school. One minicomputer the ABC 9000 from Luxor and ABC800 - ABC 1600 as terminals. Some of the ABC:s had a cool feature when "wordprocessing" you could rotate the screen 90 degrees and the screen was WYSIWYG of a portrait-A4. UNIX operating system and vi for the wordprocessing. For programming C, no ++ and no $. The 90 degree screen was in a heavy duty metal design..... nevertriedto sharpen any knives thou

          
Wednesday 13rd April 2011
BZ (Sweden)

Hello!
I have a Butler Datamat computer at home. It is a machine from Denmark.
Is this a clone of the ABC-800? Or not?
Please give me more info!

Best wishes,
Gabor

          
Wednesday 12th November 2003
Gábor Képes (Hungary)
Képes Gábor honlapja

 

NAME  ABC 800 Series
MANUFACTURER  Luxor
TYPE  Professional Computer
ORIGIN  Sweden
YEAR  1981
KEYBOARD  Full-stroke with function keys and numeric keypad
CPU  Z 80
SPEED  3 MHz
RAM  32 kb
ROM  32 kb
TEXT MODES  40 x 24 / 80 x 24
GRAPHIC MODES  240 x 240 dots in four out of eight possible colours
COLORS  Monochrome or colour monitor
SOUND  1 channel
I/O PORTS  2 x RS232, expansion bus slot
BUILT IN MEDIA  None
OS  Unknown
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in power supply unit
PERIPHERALS  Expansion unit, any combination of 5 1/4


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