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ACTApricot Portable

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This nice ad shows the strange shape of this `portable' machine, with its 3.5-inch floppy drive barely visible to the right. The keyboard communicates with the main unit using infrared and the tube-like thing to the right is a detachable microphone used for voice recognition.
512x562 JPEG file (56.8 KiB). Contributed by alexios (more pictures like this). Rated 1.00 (1 vote).
Source: The Machine Room by Alexios Chouchoulas. Use at will with due credit.
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No known owners (I still own one | I used to own one). I have seen one.
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Other series members
Apricot F1, Apricot F10, Apricot F2, Apricot PC, Apricot Portable, Apricot Xi.
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Emphasis Business, Portable computing, Programming
Software compatibility ACTivity
Hardware compatibility Apricot
Operating System CP/M 86, MS-DOS 2
Timeline Released: 1984
CPU type 8086
CPU word length 16 bits
CPU clock rate 4.77 MHz
ROM Size 32 KiB
RAM Size 256 KiB, 512 KiB
Maximum RAM Size 1 MiB
Graphics modes 640x200x16, 640x200x2, 640x200x8, 640x256x16, 640x256x8, 640x400x16, 640x400x8
Text modes 80x25x2
Total number of colours 16
Total peripheral memory 720 KiB
Sound channels 1
Sound output Mono
I/O Ports Apricot Expansion, IR Keyboard, IR Mouse, Microphone, Parallel, RGB, RS-232

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