Beltron Computer (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Beltron sold assembled, low-cost PC-compatible desktop and portable starting in 1983. It operated its own chain of retail outlets and distribution centers, and for awhile was reasonably successful.

Beltron LCD-88 (portable PC)
Base Configuration: 4.77MHz 8088 or 8088-2 CPU, 256K RAM (640K max), 2 5.25-inch floppy drives, backlit LCD, 6 expansion slots, detachable 86-key keyboard, 150W power supply
Video: 640 x 200 pixels, 80 characters x 25 lines
Size and Weight: 15.75w x 9.45h x 8.15d inches, 22 lbs.
Important Options: hard disk drive

Beltron LCD-286

Beltron LCD-286

Beltron LCD-286 (portable PC)
Base Configuration: 6/8MHz 80286 CPU, 2 5.25-inch floppy drives, backlit LCD, 6 expansion slots, detachable 86-key keyboard, 150W power supply
Video: 640 x 200 pixels, 80 characters x 25 lines
Size and Weight: 15.75w x 9.45h x 8.15d inches, 22 lbs.
Important Options: hard disk drive

Beltron LCD-386 (portable PC)
Base Configuration: 10/12MHz 80386 CPU, 2 5.25-inch floppy drives, backlit LCD, 6 expansion slots, detachable 86-key keyboard, 150W power supply
Video: 640 x 200 pixels, 80 characters x 25 lines
Size and Weight: 15.75w x 9.45h x 8.15d inches, 22 lbs.
Important Options: hard disk drive

Beltron Professional 8088 (July 1987, portable PC)
Original Retail Price: $1,525
Base Configuration: 4.77/8MHz 8088 CPU, 2 5.25-inch floppy drives, supertwist backlit LCD, 5 expansion slots
Size and Weight: 17 lbs.
Important Options: 40MB hard drive

Beltron Professional 80286 (July 1987, portable PC)
Original Retail Price: $2,150
Base Configuration: 80286 CPU, 2 5.25-inch floppy drives, supertwist backlit LCD, 5 expansion slots
Size and Weight: 17 lbs.
Important Options: 40MB hard drive

Beltron Professional 80386 (July 1987, portable PC)
Base Configuration: 80386 CPU, 2 5.25-inch floppy drives, supertwist backlit LCD, 5 expansion slots
Size and Weight: 17 lbs.
Important Options: 40MB hard drive

2 comments

  1. I had a Beltron that was purchased around July 1984 which was an Apple II+ clone purchased through a store in the Seattle area (Lynnwood, WA) called Egghead computers (if I remember correctly) . Several Basic commands where inscribed on the front face of each key (not the top surface, but the one facing the user) that enabled the control key (that might have been a different key) to be used in combination of other keys to create short cuts within Basic. For example, control (or whatever it was)+spacebar produced “catalog”. I don’t remember the specs and (deep sigh…) my mother got rid of it in the 90s while I was away at college.
    It appears that the descriptions used above are all portable models. Mine was most certainly not.
    Anyone have that model and know the specs?
    Thanks

    1. I’ve seen references to a Beltron Apple clone, but cannot find any detailed info on it. Hope someone can fill us in.

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