Talk:HP 9800 series

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"Compared with modern PCs which practically require a 4 year computer science degree to program C++ with Visual Studio and GDI, these were designed to be simple enough for a mere rocket scientist to use"

Woah! Someone has a wee little chip on his shoulder... AdorableRuffian 01:25, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot 01:38, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Hardware details[edit]

The HP 2100 claims "The HP 9810, 9820 and 9830 desktop computers used a slow, serialized TTL version of the 2116 CPU". So does the 9800 series count as serial computers? -- (talk) 02:28, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

No. What it means is that the input/output of the CPU chip was converted to a serial stream in order to reduce the package pin count. Internal operations were performed in parallel fashion, just like in other CPU chips. Reducing package pin count meant a smaller, cheaper integrated circuit package.—QuicksilverT @ 20:21, 28 December 2010 (UTC)