Vector Graphic

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Vector Graphic
Industry Computer Hardware
Fate Dissolved
Founded Thousand Oaks, California, USA (1976 (1976))
Founder(s) Robert & Lore Harp (co-founder)
Headquarters Newbury Park, California, USA
Area served Worldwide
Products desktops

Vector Graphic is an early microcomputer from the mid-1970s. It is from the pre-IBM PC era as along with the NorthStar Horizon, IMSAI, and MITS Altair.

It is based on the S-100 bus using the Z80 microprocessor. There were several Vector Graphic models produced. Although primarily used with the CP/M operating system, it ran several others including OASIS, Micropolis Disk Operating System (MDOS), and Micropolis Z80 Operating System (MZOS).

Early Vector Graphic models used the Micropolis floppy disk controller and Micropolis floppy disk drives. Later models were designed with the integrated Floppy Drive/Hard Drive controller and used Tandon floppy drives. Almost all used unusual 100 track per inch 5.25" floppy drives and 16 sector hard sector media. Some models included 8" floppy drives and hard disk drives.

Vector Graphic computers had many innovations such as the Flashwriter integrated video and keyboard controller. Vector Graphic is commonly known for their MEMORITE word processing application. When combined with the Flashwriter, the Vector Graphic MEMORITE software gave low cost word processing capability which had previously only been available with dedicated word processors.

Vector Graphic has a small but active user community.

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