80 Series Selection:
|Product Number: 87|
|Division: Personal Computer Division|
|Ad: Click to see, Click to see|
|Original Price: $2495|
|Catalog Reference: 1983, page 87|
|Donated by: Stan Kurzet, Newport Beach California|
The 87 was similar to the 83, but with a wider screen. The 10-inch screen on the 87 could print 24 lines of text by 80 characters and had a graphics resolution of 400 x 544 dots. The 87 came standard with an HP-IB interface. It also came standard with 128K RAM, expandable to 640K. The 87XM replaced the 87 in 1983.
The 87XM was obsoleted in October of 1984.
The 87 is not as robust as the other 80 Series computers. About half of the machines that have come through the museum have had a power supply problem. The 87 is much less common than the 85. The 10-inch screen on the 87 is only slightly more useful than the smaller screen on the 85 for most applications.
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