Osborne Executive Model OCC2 Microcomputer

Description:

This is the successor to the Osborne I microcomputer. It was intended for use by business travelers and had built-in two disc drives, a monitor, and both aphabetic and numeric keypads. A compartment for a fan is on the right next to the monitor. The top folded down and locked for easier carrying. The microcomputer has a Z80 microprocessor and124K of RAM. Additional RAM includes 4K for two 128-character sets, 4K X 12 bit RAM for video memory, and 2K for scratchpad RAM. 8K of ROM is present. The serial number of this example is EDCA0000026048. The price of the Osborne Executive included software (see 1991.0186.04) and documentation (see 1991.0186.02 and 1991.0186.03). The product competed for sales with the existing inventory of Osborne I microcomputers, and- the company was soon bankrupt

Reference:

Stephen Arrants, "Osborne Executive," Creative Computing 9 #13, November 1983, p. 48.

Jerry Pournelle, "The Osborne Executive and Executive II," Byte, 8 #5, May 1983, pp. 38-44.

Date Made: 1983

Maker: OsborneOsborne Computer Corporation

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Donald A. and Cynthia C. Hull

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0186.01Catalog Number: 1991.0186.01Accession Number: 1991.0186

Object Name: Microcomputer

Measurements: average spatial: 34.3 cm x 50.2 cm x 20.3 cm; 13 1/2 in x 19 3/4 in x 8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-1b08-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1079015

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