Amstrad PCW 8256/8512

Fred Cisin cisin at
Sun Apr 29 16:12:43 CDT 2007

> > > Looks a little ridiculous to me--just like that
> > > thingummy that fit
> > > around the Classic Mac to get you PC
> > > capabilities--it cost more than
> > > a PC IIRC.  I don't remember the name of it.
On Sun, 29 Apr 2007, roger pugh wrote:
> Dayna MacCharlie is what you are thinking of..

Hang the Mac as a terminal on an Ampro Littleboard, but market it as "a
drive for the Mac that gives it PC capabilities".  Clever marketing.

> Personally, i like the amstrad pcw's.  Sold as a cheap wordprocessor, it
> also came with cp/m,a strong basic and a dot matrix printer for as
> little as £200.
> Despite the awful monitor, non standard floppy's and lack of standard
> ports was good value

3" and 3.25" floppies aren't really "non standard".  Try 3.9"

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