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December 15, 1987

HONEYWELL BULL INC GOES BACK TO NCR FOR 386, 286 MACHINES

By CBR Staff Writer

Despite suggestions that it would soon be bringing in micros from NEC in Japan, Honeywell Bull Inc has stuck with NCR Corp as the OEM supplier of its latest generation of upmarket personal computers – the 80286-based AP-X, and the 80386-based SP. Announced in the US this week, the machines use keyboards manufactured by Honeywell and monitors from an unidentified Far East supplier. The SP models start with one 1.2Mb floppy and 30Mb Winchester, and are expandable to 8Mb main memory, 70Mb Winchester and 60Mb tape cartridge. The AP-X models start with 1.2Mb floppy and the largest model has 64Mb disk and 60Mb tape. Main memory is 640Kb expandable to 8Mb. The three SP models sell for $5,880, $7,050 and $8,745 and are available in March in the US, the four AP-X models at $2,950, $4,050, $5,745 and $7,040. available now. The new micros use Microprocessor Exchange architec ture – in other words, they’s des igned to be upgraded with faster members of the Intel chip family. Lower end AP-X models are promised later. New colour monitors and 3.5 floppy drives were also added.

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