Fujitsu Microelectronics Professional Microsystem Division (Santa Clara, Calif.)

Japan’s Fujitsu Ltd. was the largest computer manufacturer outside of the U.S. when the Micro 16s was introduced. The Micro 16s was Fujitu’s first attempt to enter the American microcomputer market. The system featured an early graphical user interface called GSX-86, developed by CP/M vendor Digital Research Inc. (DRI). DRI would later create the GEOS GUI and operating system used on some Commodore, Atari, and other computers. Interestingly, in 1983 DRI and Microsoft cooperated in adapting GSX-86 for MS-DOS. This was before Microsoft introduced Windows. An optional 68000 CPU was promised. In 1984, Fujitsu rolled out the Micro 16sx, which came standard with a hard drive.

APCS-II used with the 9450-II computer is Fujitsu’s proprietary multitasking operating system.

The FM (Fujitsu Micro) 7 was the first of the FM line. It sold well in Japan, but is hard to find in North America. Fujitsu also sold an FM 8 with similar specifications but a different case. The FM 11 BS was a well-regarded CP/M and MS-DOS system. An FM AD 2 system used the same housing but was based on the Motorola 6809 CPU and the OS-9 operating system. The FM 77 bears a little similarity to the Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer in that it uses a 6809-based CPU and runs OS-9.

Fujitsu Micro 16s (Feb. 1983, desktop)
Original Retail Price: $3,995
Base Configuration: 8MHz 8086-2 and 4MHz Z80A CPUs; CP/M-86 with GSX-86; five slots; 128K RAM (1MB max); two 5.25-inch floppy disk drives; 12-inch monochrome monitor; keyboard/keypad; RS-232C, parallel, and light-pen ports; application suite
Video: 25-line x 80-column text, 640 x 200 graphics, eight colors
Size/Weight: 19.25 x 14.5 x 5.75 inches, 33 lbs.
Important Options: MS-DOS or Concurrent CP/M, 10- or 20MB hard disk drive, color monitor, printer

Fujitsu 9450-II (1983, desktop)
Base Configuration: two MN1613 CPUs, APCS-III, 256K RAM (384K max), two 5.25- or 8-inch floppy disk drives, application suite
Video: 640 x 480 graphics
Important Options: 8086 coprocessor, CP/M-86, 10MB hard disk drive

Fujitsu FM 11 BS (1984, desktop)
Original Retail Price: $1,775
Base Configuration: 8MHz MBL8088-2 CPU, CP/M-86, 256K RAM (1MB max), two 5.25-inch floppy disk drives, serial and parallel ports, FBASIC, word processor
Important Options: MS-DOS, 20MB hard disk drive, mouse

Fujitsu FM 7 (1982, home computer)
Base Configuration: 6809 CPU; RAM/ROM cartridge slot; 64K RAM; RGB video port; integral keyboard/keypad; RS-232, cassette, and two game ports
Video: 25-line x 80-column text, 640 x 200 graphics, eight colors
Size/Weight: 16.8 x 11.2 x 3.9 inches, 9.9 lbs.
Important Options: external 5.25-inch floppy disk drive

Fujitsu FM 77 (1984, home computer)
Original Retail Price: $850 to $980
Base Configuration: 2MHz MBL68B09 CPU, OS-9, 64K RAM (256K max), 3.5-inch floppy disk drive, keyboard, Logo and BASIC
Important Options: 4MHz Z80A coprocessor, second 3.5-inch floppy disk drive, hi-res graphics card, mouse, voice-input card

Fujitsu FM-X (1984, MSX-based home computer)
Original Retail Price: $205
Base Configuration: Z80 CPU, ROM cartridge slot, 16K RAM, composite video port, integral keyboard, MSX BASIC
Video: 24-line x 40-column text, 256 x 192 graphics

Fujitsu FM 16Pi (1985, laptop)
Base Configuration: 5MHz MBL8086L CPU, CP/M-86, ROM cartridge slot, 128K RAM (448K max), monochrome LCD, RS-232C port, BASIC, battery pack, AC adapter
Video: 25-line x 80-column text, 640 x 200 graphics
Size/Weight: 6 lbs.
Important Options: external 3.5-inch floppy disk drive


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