Blue Chip Electronics (Chandler, Ariz.)

Founded in 1982 by Commodore’s former European sales manager John Rossi, Blue Chip started as an export manufacturer of peripherals, mainly for Commodore systems. The company entered the PC market in 1986 with the Blue Chip Personal Computer, which was made by Hyundai.

In 1987, the company began selling the PC Popular, a relabeled Hyundai PC XT clone sold as the Super-16 under the Hyundai brand. The PC Popular was a low-cost system that came bundled with software designed “to allow the new PC owner to be instantly productive.”

Blue Chip Electronics Personal Computer

Blue Chip Electronics Personal Computer

Blue Chip Personal Computer (1986, desktop PC)
Original Retail Price: $699
Base Configuration: 4.77MHz 8088 CPU, 512K RAM (640K max), 5.25-inch floppy drive, 6 expansion slots, serial and parallel ports, keyboard, MS-DOS 2.1
Video: 720 x 350 pixels
Important Options: 8087 FPU, monochrome or color monitor

 

 

 

Blue Chip Electronics PC Popular

Blue Chip Electronics PC Popular

Blue Chip Electronics PC Popular (1987, desktop PC)
Original Retail Price: $549
Base Configuration:4.88/8MHz 8088-2 CPU, 512K RAM (640K max), 5.25-inch floppy drive, parallel and serial ports, 2 expansion slots, AT-style keyboard, mouse, MS-DOS 3.2
Video: CGA, Hercules
Important Options: second floppy drive, monochrome or color monitor, modem, multifunction card

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