Alphatronic PC

Alphatronic PC - 01
	   
Triumph was originally Triumph-Adler - the merger company of the
2 typewriter manufacturers Triumph and Adler, to which Triumph
(which also produced mechanical calculators and sewing-machines) was
the bigger one.
Later they got US-typewriter Royal merged into it and had the best years
between 1975 and 1988, when they even build competiting machines to
IBM System /34 and /36 ... but they did neither understand nor learn the
business and ran out of the financial power.
The technical part of TA is today a subsidary of Olivetti which tells
it all about the downfall of TA.
The operational part is a Holding in Nuremberg, which deals with offices,
buildings and health-care. 

The Alphatronic had a pretty good success in Germany but was definitly
too expensive, it has few success outside.
It was meant to be a mix between a home-computer and a business machine,
but its sound and graphic features were to weak to play with... 

It is CP/M machine and quite a few sotfware packages were available
for it.
There were two disk-drives : F1 and F2. F1 had the controller built-in.
You had to have F1 to use F2, the second one. 

Sometimes, the Alphatronic PC was sold as a complete wordprocessing
package with a daisy-wheel printer (Triumph-Adler TR-170) and a
word-processing cartridge inserted into the ROM-pack slot
(top left part of the case). 

(www.old-computers.com)
	   

Manufacturer Triumph Adler Name Alphatronic PC
Type Professional Computer Origine Germany
Introduction Date 1983 End of production ???
Built in Language Microsoft Basic 5.11 Keyboard Full-stroke keyboard, 6 function keys, arrow keys and separated numeric keypad, 85 keys
CPU Zilog Z80A Speed 4 Mhz
Coprocessor Mostek 6845 (grafics) Amount of Ram 64 Kb
Vram ??? Rom 32 KB
Text Modes 40 x 24, 80 x 24 Graphic Modes 80 x 72, 160 x 72
Colors 8 Sound 1 voice, built-in speaker
Size / Weight 3,5 kg Built in Media optional one or two 5.25'' disk-drives (320 kb each)
I/O Ports RGB video out, Tape interface, Serial RS232c/V24 port (from 300 to 9600 baud), Centronics/Parallel port, Disk-drive connector, Cartridge/Rompack slot OS CP/M 2.1 with diskdrives
Power Supply ??? Introduction Price 1500 DM (Germany, 83), 760 (France, 83), UC + monochrom monitor + 2 disk-drives = 2142 (France, 84), 105 (France, june 86)
Sold ??? Serial Number ???
Other Extras Boxed, Manuals Bought Where Ebay
Bought When 09/02/03 Condition ???
Price Paid 57.5 Specs of my Model ???
Setup Today ???

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Alphatronic PC-01

Ebay on 09/02/03.
Paid 50 + 7.5 shipping costs.