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1983.

The success ABC 80 was followed up with, if possible, an even greater success, the ABC 800 series. First came ABC 800, Which was a sharper ABC 80. Then came the "little" ABC 800, namely ABC 802 with the main unit built-in in the screen, and the "large" ABC 800, namely ABC 806 which of course was the most powerful.

An involvement began with the company Facit, a typewriter- and calculating machine manufacturer, for the launch of ABC 806 abroad. The concept became Facit DTC (Desk Top Computer), but Facit did not keep to the agreement, but began quite soon to compete on the domestic market.

1983, ABC 806 was by far the best-selling computer in Sweden, and Luxor visualised how they would conquer the world. Unfortunately, that was not the case. As we know today, the giant IBM (International Business Machines) strode in to the Swedish computer market with yet a new concept in terms of CPU and operating system. Namely Intel processors and MS-DOS. Because they where so big and already had gained market shares abroad, a new standard was set that most will eventually adapt to. Or die.

The keyboard to this item is borrowed from Facit DTC.

Is there any errors? e-mail and correct me!

 

 

Former owner: Andreas Forsblad, Umeå

Technical data

 
Year 1983
Origin Sweden
Manufacturer Luxor
Name ABC 806
CPU Zilog 80
Speed 3 Mhz
OS Luxor BASIC-tolk
ROM 32 KB
RAM 32 KB
I/O ports Display-Power (via screen), channels A + B, keyboard, ABC-bus
Text modes 40 x 24 or 80 x 24
Graphic modes 240 x 240
Colours 4 or monochrome
Sound 1 channel
Built in media  
Power supply Via screen