80 Series Selection:
|Product Number: 83|
|Original Price: $2250|
|Catalog Reference: 1982, page 653|
|Donated by: Chris Simpson, Victoria.|
The 83 had the same features as the 85, excluding the internal printer and tape drive. The 83 was designed to be a lower-cost, modular version of the 85, whereby users would choose separately the type of printer and mass storage device they wanted to drive. This model was only in production for a year. It was discontinued after the introduction of the 86, which offered a better modular solution in the 80 Series range.
HP 83s are fairly rare. We only have a single unit at the museum. This machine is basically an HP 85 but without the only two assemblies with much likelihood of failure (the tape drive and printer).
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