Construction: Single unit Display: 24x80 character cells Character matrix: 7x7 Screen size: 8.3" x 4.1" Character set: Complete US ASCII (128 codes) Keys: 63 in ANSI X4.14-1971 typewriter layout Auxilliary keypad: 19 keys (digits, arrows, function keys) Interface: RS-232/V.24, 20mA Communication Speeds: 75,110,150,300,600,1200,2400,4800,9600 bps Dimensions: 14.1" x 20.9" x 27.2" Minimum table depth: 17.7" Weight: 44 pounds
In 1978, DEC announced the VT78, which was a word processer made by putting a PDP-8 computer chip and some memory inside a VT52 and adding an external RX02 dual 8-inch floppy disk drive. This was the predecessor to the DECmate.
Color photo courtesy of Mike Fine, 1 July 2020. If you click on it, you'll also see the PDP-11/03 it is sitting on top of.
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