Olivetti P6060

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Olivetti P6060
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The Olivetti P6060 Portable Computer
Manufacturer Olivetti
Type Personal Computer
Release date April 1975 (1975-04)
Introductory price $7,950 (8KB RAM, single FDD), $10,000 (16KB RAM, dual FDD)
Operating system BASIC
Power "ALI200" switching source 200W
CPU TTL based
Memory 8KB to 16KB RAM, 32KB to 64KB ROM
Storage one or two 8" floppy disk drives, 256KB capacity
Display 32 characters alfanumerical orange plasma display, optional graphics capable DSM 6660 video unit
Input Keyboard
Connectivity RS-232, IEEE-488
Dimensions 60 cm x 60 cm wide and 25 cm high
Weight 40 kg (88 lb)
Successor Oliveti P6066

The Olivetti P6060 was the first personal computer with a built-in floppy disk. It was pressented in April 1975 by the Italian manufacturer Olivetti at the Hannover fair besides to the smaller P6040 that stored data on Olivetti specific 2.5" 3 KB mylar minidisc.

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The engineering team that devised the P6060 wanted to enclose into the machine everything the user would need, by integrating not only the printer but also the floppy drive. Thus it became the first Personal Computer to have this unit built into the its interior. Its central processing unit was on two cards, code named PUCE1 and PUCE2, with TTL components. It had an 80-column graphical thermal printer, 48 Kbytes of RAM, and BASIC language. It was in competition with a similar product by IBM that had an external floppy disk drive.

The assembly line was located in the Olivetti factories of Scarmagno, some modules forming subsets of the machine as a printer or floppy disks were manufactured at plants in San Bernardo d'Ivrea.

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