Vector Graphic Advert - March 1978
From Byte - The Small Systems Journal
Vector Graphic's Memorite: what's in it for you?
Vector Graphic's Memorite "turn-key" microcomputer system (which meant that the software required to run it was all in ROM and was thus immediately available when the machine was switched on) is an early entry in a curious sideline of the micro industry - that of the computer that's really a typewriter. It ran an Intel 8080A processor (later Vector Graphics machines moved on to the Z80A so they could also run CP/M) on an S-100 bus - the standard common at the time and found on machines like 1976's IMSAI 8080 and 1975's Altair 8800. Reflecting how laid back things were at the time, the "Memorite" trademark wasn't actually filed until 1981, some three years after this machine first appeared.
The typewriter-cum-micro form factor popped up again as late as 1982, with Durango's 700
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