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November 7th, 2016 Our 7th retro-computing event was open to the public as part of the BCS South West events programme.

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Our permanent display is located in the Portland Square building at the University of Plymouth. Visitors are always welcome and may visit the exhibits without prior arrangement (during normal working hours). We only have a subset of the exhibits on display at any time, showing around 250 items.
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Amstrad PPC 512

Having led the way with budget IBM-compatible systems on the desktop, the PPC 512 (and an accompanying release, the PPC 640) was Amstrad's first attempt to do the same thing for portable personal computing. The systems came with 512K and 640K RAM respectively, and used an 8086-compatible NEC V30... (read more)
Amstrad, 1988


If you have any old/historic equipment you would consider donating to the South-West Retro Computing Archive, please contact our curator. All donated devices are catalogued and may be displayed with an accompanying label identifying the donor (you may choose to remain anonymous).