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This mini forum is intended to provide a simple means of discussion about the Olivetti  P6040 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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Sunday 11th November 2012
Geoff Greig (Australia)

Just before I left Olivetti in the dealers division in Australia, the manager of that section had all the state reps fly to Sydney for the release of the P6040 to be used as a low end Ledger machine (combined with a small printer) to replace the A2. This was just around the time when screen based PC''s were coming out, hence few P6040''s were ever sold

Thursday 28th July 2011
Ned (USA)

As I recall, the selling price in the US was around $4,500.

Friday 3rd March 2006
Mark Schmitt (USA)

This was the first "computer" I ever touched. It was my senior year in high school, 1978-79, so I would guess this was made in 77 or 78. Our public high school suddenly had one of these, and no teacher knew what to do with it. Four or five of us got hold of a BASIC book and tried to figure out if we could make any of the programs work. I think we might have programmed some sort of dice game. I think we had to write our own random number generator, though.

Saturday 5th July 2003
Bluecher2000 (Germany)

Hello, does anybody know where to get a new rubber band for the P6040 disk drive? The original one has lost its elasticity.

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