Xerox Corp. (Rochester, N.Y.)

Given Xerox’s reputation earned with the development of the Alto, the 820 was a disappointment. Not that it was a bad computer; it was just a rather ordinary CP/M system that lacked the innovation found in Xerox’s earlier systems. Xerox’s code name for the 820 during development was WORM (Wonderful Office Revolutionary Machine).

Xerox sold the 6085 in standalone and network configurations.

The Xerox 1810 was developed by Sunrise Systems, a company founded with the help of Xerox. The full system was in two parts. The keyboard unit could be used by itself and had its own processor and a small LCD. A processor unit contained the Z80A-class and 8088 CPUs, as well as the floppy drives.

Xerox 820 (1981, desktop)
Original Retail Price: $2,995
Base Configuration: 2.5MHz Z80 CPU, CP/M, 64K RAM, 4K ROM, two external 5.25-inch floppy disk drives, integral 12-inch monochrome CRT, keyboard/keypad, two RS-232C and two parallel ports, BASIC-80
Video: 24-line x 80-column text
Size/Weight: 12.88 x 13.5 x 15 inches, 30 lbs.
Important Options: dual external 8-inch floppy disk drives, 630 printer

Xerox 16/8 (desktop)
Original Retail Price: $3,395 to $5,295
Base Configuration: dual processors (16- and 8-bit); CP/M, CP/M-86, and MS-DOS; 128K RAM (256K max, 16-bit), 64K RAM (8-bit), 5.25- or 8-inch floppy disk drive, integral 12-inch monochrome CRT, keyboard/keypad
Video: 24-line x 80-column text
Important Options: second floppy disk drive, 10MB hard disk drive, daisy-wheel printer

Xerox 6085 (1985, desktop)
Original Retail Price: $4,995
Base Configuration: 8MHz Mesa CPU, 80186 coprocessor, ViewPoint, 1.1MB RAM (3.7MB max), 10MB hard disk drive, 15-inch monochrome monitor, keyboard/keypad, mouse, two serial ports
Video: 880 x 697 graphics
Important Options: 5.25-inch floppy disk drive, 20MB to 80MB hard disk drive, PC-compatibility board

Xerox 1810 (1984, notebook)
Original Retail Price: $2,195 to $2,495
Base Configuration: NSC800 CPU; MS-DOS, CP/M-80, or CP/M-86; ROM cartridge slot, 64K RAM (256K max), 16K ROM, integral microcassette drive, monochrome LCD, RGB and TV video ports, integral keyboard, RS-232C and parallel ports, Microsoft BASIC, internal modem, NiCad battery pack, AC adapter
Video: 3-line x 80-column text
Size/Weight: 16 x 9 x 2 inches, 5 lbs.
Important Options: 8088 coprocessor, 1850 expansion unit, external dual 5.25-inch floppy disk drives, integral printer

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