Hyperion Personal Computer

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Title

Hyperion Personal Computer

Subject

hardware: personal computer

Description

Dynalogic Hyperion personal computer model 3032.

One of the first 'luggable' computers compatible with the IBM PC. The computer was hosted in a plastic case and featured
a buit-in display and two diskette drives. Detachable keyboard slid in under the computer for storage. Optional 300 bit/s modem and an acoustic coupler were available.

Hardware:
  • CPU - Intel 8088
  • RAM - 256 Kbytes  (expandable to 640 Kbytes) 
  • diskette drives: double sided double density, 360 Kbytes 5.25"
  • display: 7-inch, amber, with built-in screen blanker;  display resolutions: 320x200, 320x250, 640x200, and 640x250
  • keyboard: QWERT, detachable.

Software:
  • DOS 1/25, EDLIN,  Dynalogic Info-Tech Corp. and Microsoft Corp., 1982, 1983
  • Hyperion DOS 2.11, ver. 00, rev. 00, Compterm Inc., 1 July 1984
  • IN:SCRIBE, Dynalogic Info-Tech Corp., 1982
  • LOTUS 123, Dynalogic Info-Tech Corp. and Lotus Development Corp., 1983
  • LOTUS 123, System Backup for the Hyperion, Dynalogic Info-Tech Corp. and Lotus Development Corp., 1983
  • LOTUS 123, utility software for the Hyperion, Dynalogic Info-Tech Corp. and Lotus Development Corp., 1983
  • LOTUS 123 PrintGraph for the Hyperion, Dynalogic Info-Tech Corp. and Lotus Development Corp., 1983
  • BASICA Assembler, Dynalogic Info-Tech Corp. and Microsoft Corp., 1982, 1983
  • Aladin, Bytec Management Corp. and ADI America Inc., 1983
The Hyperion was developed by Dynalogic Info-Tech Corp. (a subsidiary of Bytec Management Corp., later Bytec Comterm Inc.) and announced at the 1982 spring Comdex computer show in Atlantic City. The first Hyperions were manufactured in January of 1983 and retailed at US $4,955. The sales continued throughout 1983 and 1984 in Canada and the U.S. Several Hyperion user groups were formed across Canada including:
  • Calgary Hyperion User Group (CHUG), Calgary, AB
  • Hyperion User Group of BC, Richmond, BC
  • Hyperion Users Group of Saskatoon, Saskatoon, SK
  • Hyperion Users Group of Laurentian Uuniversity, Sudbury, ON
  • Hyperion Users Group of Montreal, Montreal, QC
  • Hyperion Users Group of Ottawa (HUGO), Nepean, ON
  • Toronto Hyperion Users Group, Toronto, ON
  • Welland Hyperion User's Group, Welland, ON.

Creator

Dynalogic Info-Tech

Date

1982

Relation

Dynalogic collection

Identifier

H.31, H.44

Contribution Form

Online Submission

No

Files

Hyperion_small.jpg
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Citation

Dynalogic Info-Tech, “Hyperion Personal Computer,” York University Computer Museum Canada, accessed September 20, 2021, https://museum.eecs.yorku.ca/items/show/53.

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