NABU 1600 Desktop Computer

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Title

NABU 1600 Desktop Computer

Subject

hardware: desktop computer

Description

The NABU 1600 was a 16-bit multi-user, multi-tasking desktop business computer supporting up to three user terminals. It was released by NABU Manufacturing in 1982. The system consisted of the CPU unit, the mass storage unit,  and up to four terminals (e.g. the NABU 4404 terminals).

Hardware:
  • CPU: Intel 8086 at 4.916 MHz
  •  floating-point co-processor: Intel 8087
  • RAM: 256 Kbytes expandable to 512 Kbytes
  • ROM: 8 Kbytes
  • mass storage unit: two diskette or hard drives in a separate unit
  • hard drive: Seagate ST412, 10 Mbytes (formatted) with Western Digital WD 1001 disk controller
  • diskette drive: Tandon TM 100-4
  • diskettes: 5.25 inch, double-sided, double-density, 800 Kbytes
  • communications: synchronous, aynchronous, 4 RS 323C ports

Software:
  • OS: MS-DOS, Xenix, and CP/M-86
  • programming languages: C, FORTRAN, BASIC, Pasal, COBOL
  • applications: DOC text editor, Q-Mail (mail software), Q-Spell (spell checker), electronic spreadsheet, accounting, database management

Creator

NABU Network Corporation

Format

Hardware

Type

Hardware

Identifier

H.28

Coverage

1981-1983

Contribution Form

Online Submission

No

Files

nabu1600_promo.jpeg

Citation

NABU Network Corporation, “NABU 1600 Desktop Computer,” York University Computer Museum Canada, accessed December 6, 2021, https://museum.eecs.yorku.ca/items/show/50.

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