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P > PHILIPS  > P5000 series

P5000 series

Brief history for Philips UK, from circa 1975 to 1992, by Mike Lockley:
– CP/M  based portable
– MS-DOS desktop 8080 cpu XT PC
- MS-DOS desktop 286 cpu AT PC
- MS-DOS desktop 386 cpu AT
- MS-DOS desktop 486 cpu AT later windows 3.1 last generation Philips desktop pc.
P3500 - P3800
– CP/M  based(turbodos)  hard drive bootable/more powerful desktop mini with terminals.
P4000 - P4800
– another DOS based mainframe –terminals –networked (small to medium business)
P5000 - P5040
– Dedicated Word Processors (Boot From Floppy mainly)
series – built for Financial  Organisation  (Building  Societies  etc) mini and counter terminals, cash book printer and display.
series – large business networked  mini (like IBM) ( Heathrow  and UK government organisations used this system
series – UNIX type network mini (Inland Revenue used this system and still may do.)

I remember possibly a note book pc during 1990 ,went to some Banks initially then sold off.
Various peripherals were used.
After circa 1992 Philips Business Division sold to DEC and no longer made PC equipment, but may have re-badged  some Asian laptop/notebook systems.

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