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Amstrad

December 1984

Amstrad's new CPC 464 comes with plenty of free plugs

Harking back to the early all-in-one computers of the late 1970s (not least the very first - 1977's Commodore's PET) comes Alan Michael Sugar Trading's - Amstrad's - first in a range of Colour Persona...

Amstrad

June 1985

The home computer that means business - Amstrad CPC664

When interviewed about the upcoming Atari ST, former Commodore founder and all-round legend Jack Tramiel said "Home computer? I never heard of it - I make personal computers". It was a theme common at...

Amstrad

September 1985

It does accounts, projections, wordprocessing and 180mph

Only months after Amstrad had released the CPC 664, it was back with an entry in the battle-du-jour which by late summer of 1985 was all about 128K micros. Whilst not really offering much extra over 6...

Amstrad

September 1985

Get even more attached to your Amstrad

Many computer companies of the time seemed to be happy to rely on third parties to produce peripherals for their machines, particularly Acorn who were famous for their long timescales in developing an...

Amstrad

November 1985

More than a Word Processor for less than a typewriter

Retailing for only £399 - about £1,220 in 2019 and about a quarter the price of an IBM PC at the time, the P‍CW 8256 and its follow ups were highly significant and transformative in the UK market, oft...

Amstrad

January 1987

Compatible with you know who, priced as only we know how

At £449 (£1,250 in 2019) Amstrad wasn't wrong, although that was for the machine which only had a single floppy. The more useful version with a 10MB hard disc drive retailed at only £920 including VAT...

Amstrad

April 1990

Can your computer keep pace with the Amstrad PC2286

Several years after Amstrad had battered through the UK home and microcomputer industry with its range of keenly-priced machines, it was still going, here offering an Intel 80286-based machine with do...