Technical Desktops


80 Series Selection:

Name: 83
Product Number: 83
Introduced: 1981
Division: Corvallis
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.

Collector’s Notes:

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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