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Meaning of DECMATE I

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The first in dec's series of miniaturised pdp-8 computers based on the intersil 6120 microprocessor and dedicated to wordprocessing. The DECmate was DEC's original competition for the ibm pc.

The DECmate I was introduced in 1980 as the successor to the wt78. The processor ran at 10 MHz, and was housed in a vt100 crt terminal. It was a very limted model, no eae option was available, memory was 32 Kwords. It used the RX02 8" dual floppy drive. Options were the DP278-A and -B communication ports and RL278: 1 to 4 rl02 cartridge disk drives.