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Digital VT220 | TechMuseum 
Year of manufacture: 1983

Technical Specifications:

  • Processor: Intel 8051, 11 MHz
  • RAM: 16 KB
  • FDD: –
  • HDD: –
  • Audio: Speaker
  • Connectors/Ports: Video, parallel, serial, keyboard
  • Case: Monitor type
  • Monitor: Monochrome
  • OS: Mac OS X

The Digital VT220 features an Intel 8051 processor at 11 MHz and memory of 16kB. It ran with the operating system of the MacOS X version.

Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), trademarked Digital, was an American electronics company, founded in 1957. The company was involved in various divisions. Apart from the microcomputers it manufactured microprocessors digital tape data storage, workstations, servers etc. In the microcomputers division in particular, company’s product lines met great success. Under constant pressure from rivals such as IBM, the corporation introduced to the world reliable computers with strong features and architecture (VAX). In particular, DEC released the PDP line and VT one as well.

During the most productive years, when sales went very well the corporation released many successful product lines. In late 1990s, though, with the company labeled defunct, Compaq completed the acquisition and signed the largest merger in computer history. Soon after that, Compaq went into financial difficulty and merged with HP in 2002.

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