Epson Advert - May 1983
From Computing Today
Are you the QX-10 that undertakes financial modelling, stock control, book-keeping...?
This advert is for the somewhat-flawed Epson QX-10, a machine aimed at the IBM/Sirius market and which was launched less than two months after Epson's previous HX20 portable. The QX-10 was a Zilog Z80-processor-based dual-floppy machine with 192KB memory. Its slow speed of 4MHz combined with what was a tricky operating system in TPM - apparently a bit like command-line MS-DOS - made it hard to use, and the software that shipped with it was often buggy. However, its retail price of less than £2000, or about £6,540 in 2020, was competitive, with both of its rivals - IBM's 5150 PC and the ACT Sirius 1/Victor 9000 - starting at over £2,300.
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