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January 19, 1988


By CBR Staff Writer

All the attention of late has been on the Apple Macintosh, but the Cupertino company may have scored a bigger coup by bringing out a 16-bit version of the venerable Apple II than anyone expected. West Germany’s Chip magazine reckons that the Apple IIgs is now the top-selling personal computer in the Federal Republic. The Chip top ten has Apple in the number two spot as well with the Macintosh SE, which is followed by the IBM Personal System/2 Model 30. Next comes the Macintosh II, followed by the Commodore PC10 Personalike, the PS/2 Model 50, the Macintosh Plus and the Commodore PC20 and PC40 Personalikes. No sign of the Amstrad Personalikes yet. In the home computer market, the Amiga 500 went straight to the top, having been barely on the charts before now, and was followed by the Commodore 64, the Commodore 128, the Schneider (Amstrad) 464 and the Schneider 6128. And in what it terms the semi-professional market, the Atari 1040ST tops the tree, followed by the Atari 520ST-M, the Schneider 1640 which looks mis-classified; the Atari Mega ST, and the Schneider Joyce word processor – the Joyce name is actually used on the integrated Amstrad word processor in the West German market.

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