Apricot Portable


Apricot Portable

Apricot Portable was Apricot Computers' attempt at a portable computer, first released in 1984. It had a 3.5" floppy drive, 4.77 MHz CPU and 256 KiB RAM. It was the first computer to use an 80-column/25-line LCD and speech recognition for input/output. The speech recognition software held 4096 words, with only 64 available at a given time. It was also unique in the way that it had an infrared link between it and the keyboard; this was relatively new at the time. However, if an object blocked the infrared beam, communications would be cut off, of course. The Apricot also featured a somewhat Mac-like graphical interface. It was originally priced at £1965.

External links

* [http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=492 ACT Apricot Portable at the OLD-COMPUTERS.COM Museum]


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