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Klicka för fler bilderTelenova Compis I

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1985.

Many from Sweden will surely recall the special "school computer" Compis. The name was a mix between the word computer and the Swedish word "kompis" - friend - and could also be understood as an abbreviation for "computer i skolan" - computer at school". The idea of a special school computer was probably a good thing. All would have the same education and the amount would make it cheap. But, and there is a big but. There were a lot of different systems out there in real life, and those who decided on the project were probably not convinced about what the standard would be. Despite the fact that IBM had clump in to the scene nearly a half decade earlier. The result was a processor and a programming language that almost no one else had.

The debate raged high, of course. How could any one invest in something that did not exist in the workplaces. Svenska Datorer AB - Swedish Computers AB - became bankruptcy and the projekt was taken over by the former Telecom company Televerket and its subsidiares Telenova.

In a later edition, Compis II, you could run MS-DOS.

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Former owner: Jan Samuelsson, Umeå

Technical data

 
Year 1985
Origin Sweden
Manufacturer TeleNova
Name Compis
CPU Intel 80186
Speed 8 Mhz
OS CP/M
ROM ? KB
RAM 128 KB or 256 KB up to 768 KB
I/O ports RS232, centronics, monitor, keyboard, printer, tape recorder
light pen
Text modes 50 x 25 or 80 x 25
Graphic modes 640 x 400 in colour, or 1280 x 800 monochrome
Colours colour or monochrome
Sound  
Built in media 5.25" disk drive, 2 pcs.
Power supply Built-in in screen