DAI Advert - July 1982
From Personal Computer World
"When you outgrow your personal computer, that's the time you'll wish you-d bought a DAI"
Rather than being the name of a computer made by a staunchly Welsh computer company, the curiously-shaped DAI comes from Belgian company Data Applications International. It had 48K RAM and a generous 24K ROM, which included its BASIC as well as a machine-code monitor and a disk operating system. Its retail price of £595 + VAT, despite the good spec, was very high (it was about £2,560 in 2020 terms) which priced it well above the £150 (£560) that the VIC-20 was selling at towards the end of 1982, and even more than the £400 (£1,490) of Acorn's BBC Micro.
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