Columbia Data Products (Columbia, Md.)

Columbia was an important early manufacturer of IBM PC compatibles. The MPC stands for Multi-Personal Computer, which was Columbia’s way of saying that you could upgrade this XT-compatible to a multiuser system.

Columbia Multi-Personal Computer (MPC) (1983, desktop PC)
Original Retail Price: $2,995 to $4,995
Base Configuration: 4.77MHz 8088 CPU, MS-DOS 2.0, eight ISA slots, 128K RAM (1MB max), two 5.25-inch floppy disk drives, keyboard/keypad, two RS-232 and one parallel port
Video: 640 x 200 graphics
Size/Weight: 22.5 x 15 x 5 inches, 25 lbs.
Important Options: Z80 coprocessor; CP/M-86, MP/M, or Oasis-16; 12- to 40MB hard disk drive; color monitor

Columbia VP (1983, transportable PC)
Original Retail Price: $2,995
Base Configuration: 4.77MHz 8088 CPU, MS-DOS and CP/M-86, 128K RAM (256K max), 12K ROM, two 5.25-inch floppy disk drives, integral 9-inch monochrome CRT display, keyboard/keypad, RS-232 and parallel ports
Video: 640 x 200 graphics
Size/Weight: 18 x 16 x 8 inches, 30 lbs.

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