Stearns Computer Systems Corp. (Minneapolis, Minn.)

The Desktop Computer was not fully IBM compatible. Although it had an ISA expansion slot, it could use only Stearns-supplied cards in it. Stearns shipped 110 systems in the first month of production, and anticipated sales of 10,000 for the first year.

Stearns Desktop Computer (May 1983, desktop PC)
Original Retail Price: $2,945 to $5,650
Base Configuration: 8MHz 8086 CPU, MS-DOS 1.25, ISA slot, four proprietary expansion slots, 128K RAM (896K max), 16K ROM, 5.25-inch floppy disk drive, 12-inch monochrome monitor, keyboard/keypad, RS-232C port, owner’s and MS-DOS manuals
Video: 25-line x 80-column text
Size/Weight: 5.5 x 21.7 x 15.7 inches, 33 lbs.
Important Options: Concurrent CP/M, second 5.25-inch floppy disk drive, 5- to 20MB hard disk drive, 15-inch monochrome monitor, CGA card, parallel port

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