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D > DYNALOGIC  > HYPERION


 

This mini forum is intended to provide a simple means of discussion about the Dynalogic  HYPERION computer. If you want to share your own experience or memories, or add relevant information about this system: post a message! For other purposes like sales messages, hardware & software questions or information requests, please use our main forum.

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Monday 24th April 2017
Dennis (Philadelphia, PA)

I was Anderson Jacobson''s service manger in Philly (Jeffersonville), and we had a Hyperion as a sales demo. The Philly office only sold a few units, but we did use the demo as an office computer. I found it quite useful, and the bundled software was advanced for the time. It worked OK except for the floppy drives.


Wednesday 1st June 2016
Ross (Australia)

I had one too in the early eighties, in Australia. My memory must be failing me as I thought I had it when I worked for an employer whom I left around March 1982. I remember it came with MSDOS 1.1 and then happy days I got MSDOS 1.25. I certainly had Lotus 123, a word processor and Turbo Pascal. .....and it was transportable. It was a joy that I could take home rather than pencil and paper at night.


Wednesday 22nd July 2015
Jørgen Bang (Danmark)

I had a Hyperion in 1983 in Denmark, Europe. It ran MS-DOS 1.25, a special danish version of 1.1, I used it with Lotus 1-2-3 for accounting. I was very happy about it, it never let me down. In Denmark it was sold by a company called HELPP Computer. I do''nt know how many they sold. In Norway a bank bought 50 to be used in banking.


Tuesday 19th May 2015
Dave Malby (Sacramento, CA)
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I purchased the Hyperion that was 1 year old in 1985 from Anderson Jacobson in Santa Clara, CA. I used it for tax preparation for businesses. I was one of the first Registered California Tax Practitioners that prepared taxes using a portable computer and filed taxes electronically. I believe I used the first edition of Turbotax that was introduced by Mike Chipman which I conversed with on the phone when I ran into problems. The computer only gave me grief if I forgot to save the file on the 2nd floppy or when someone tripped on the power cord.


Thursday 13rd November 2014
Mary Jim Ailor (United States)

I have one with the case all the books that I am selling at a estate sale next week in Huntsville, al. Please email me if you are interested and help me with the price. The only one I see it $4000, but I know they are not selling for that.
MJ Ailor
Loose Ends By MJ estate sales


Thursday 13rd November 2014
Mary Jim Ailor (United States)

I have one with the case all the books that I am selling at a estate sale next week in Huntsville, al. Please email me if you are interested and help me with the price. The only one I see it $4000, but I know they are not selling for that.
MJ Ailor
Loose Ends By MJ estate sales


Wednesday 21st May 2014
TravelFrost (Canada)

SM (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) - if you still have a Hyperion - I would be interested. email: travelfrost@yahoo.com


Monday 16th September 2013
SM (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

I have six working Hyperions, with carrying cases, and three for parts. anybody interested? Original manuals as well.


Wednesday 23rd November 2011
Jim Baucom (Colorado, USA)

SCI Systems made these in Huntsville, AL for Dynalogic and I bought one while working for SCI. I will give it and the mauuels anyone who wants it.
jim0400@aol.com


Wednesday 23rd November 2011
Jim Baucom (Colorado, USA)

SCI Systems made these in Huntsville, AL for Dynalogic and I bought one while working for SCI. I will give it and the mauuels anyone who wants it.
jim0400@aol.com


Wednesday 5th October 2011
steve (Toronto, Canada)

I had one of these in working condition back in 1988 - my mother found it in a junk closet at an office she worked at in Ottawa. I was saving it as the showpiece of my vintage pc collection. Then I learned that the same mother threw it in the trash while I was backpacking in Australia! I was unbelievably disappointed, but I think another collector found it, so at least the machine went to a good home.


Sunday 28th November 2010
Dean (Canada)

This was my first computer, back when I was in university. I actually did CFD modelling on it. Somewhere, I still have floppy disks of Lotus 123 Version 1A.


Saturday 22nd May 2010
Mitch Hodges (Georgia, USA)

My very first IT job was with Anderson-Jacobson as a Sales Support Engineer hired specifically to support the Hyperion, although I supported most of their other telecomm equipment as well. Based out of DC, I was in and out of most of government with this, and they purchased quite a few.

I still had the carrying case that I used as a carry-on bag up until about 5 years ago. It was great "little" computer, but the bag was even better!


Monday 24th March 2003
Yves Mc Donald (Quebec, Canada)

I salvaged a pair of Hyperion' main logic boards from an electronic discount store in Montreal back in 88. The boars were later sold to a delighted Hyperion user because the boards were actually intact! They were oddly shaped PCBs. The board`s contour fitted the back end of the case. It looks more like some sort of test equipment rather than a PC.


Sunday 5th February 2006
Eric des Courtis (Ottawa)

I have MS-DOS 1.25H except I am not sure if I can legally make you a copy. You might find it useful to know the machine will boot MS-DOS 5 and possibly 6.22. The disk drives are 320KB instead of 360KB which might cause problems for booting... So make sure to format the disk at lower density. Also take into consideration you can't use a 1.2MB 5"25 Floppy drive to format the disk you will need a 360KB drive.


Thursday 15th December 2005
Paul Williams (Canada)

I have a Hyperion, I found in the garbage. The screen was not functioning when I found it, but has since been repaired. I am wondering if there is any way that I could download a copy of PC Dos 1.25H from somewhere. Also if anyone knows where I can get some more documentation as it is very difficult to find. In any case It will be great to get it fully up and running!


Thursday 26th May 2005
Michael R Murphy (Canada)

The Dynalogic Hyperion is fondly remembered by me,a sort of old timer in the computer world. Given that it was also one of the very few Canadian presences in the computer world at that time, that makes it like me, a proud Canadian!


Tuesday 7th January 2003
Nighthawk (Ontario, Canada)

I bought a Hyperion for $50 in 1992. I noticed quite by accident since I was actually looking at anthor computer. The unique stance of this machine is what caught my eye. The machine came with a custom version of MS-DOS, version 1.25. This version od DOS could take advantage of a custom video mode unique to this machine. It allowed 40 or so extra pixels (or the equivalent text lines). It came with a vserion of GW-BASIC that also could use the custom video mode. While you might think that 256K is not much ram (and it's not, really) I could use some for a ram disk, load Turbo Pascal 3.01A in to the ram disk and run it from there. Man did it fly! Since the Compiler could compile to ram and run it from ram, the disk never was used except to save files.





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