Luxor ABC 806

Computer facts

Type prof
Year 1983
Language Luxor Basic II
CPU Zilog Z80 A
Speed 3 MHz
RAM 32 KB (user memory), 128 KB (graphics and RAM disk), 2 KB screen memory, 2 KB attributes memory
ROM 24 KB BASIC interpreter, 4 KB DOS, 4 KB printer and terminal functions
Text modes 40/80 * 24
Graphic modes 512x240
Colors 16
Sound 1 channel tweeter
Luxor ABC 806

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Luxor ABC 806

Color version.
Donation from Magnus.

Luxor ABC 806

Monochrome version.
Donation from Magnus.

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The Luxor ABC 800 series were office-versions of the ABC 80 home computer. They featured an enhanced BASIC interpreter, a slighly faster clocked CPU and more memory: 32 KB RAM was now standard, the Z80 was clocked at 3.58 MHz (using an NTSC color subcarrier crystal) and they could also be extended with "high" resolution graphics (240x240 pixels).

The ABC 800 came in a monochrome version with an 80 character wide screen, and a color version with 40 characters. The later ABC 806 had more memory and improved graphics, and the ABC 802 was compact version with the main board integrated with the small screen (where the ABC 80 and 800 has the main board integrated with the keyboard and a separate screen). It had no high-resolution graphics.

Storage was usually two 5.25" floppy disk units in 160, 320 or 640 KB capacity. External hard disk systems became available later (primarily the ABC 850, 10 MB). Model numbers 'ABC 800 M' for monochrome and 'ABC 800 C' for color.

"Who needs IBM-compatibility?", asked Luxor's adverts. However, most computer buyers eventually considered it a requirement. A certain compatibility could be achieved between the ABC-world and the PC-world with the help of a program called 'W ABC'.

The ABC 800 computer was also sold by Facit by the name Facit DTC.

Luxor ABC 806 images