Personal Computer

2024/002

Oric-1 personal computer

c.1983

SKU: 2024/002 Categories: ,

Description

An Oric-1 computer. Power Cable, User Manual, Demonstration cassette tape and Book (Ian Sinclair. The ORIC-1 and how to get the most from it. Granada Publishing, 1983)

This British-designed and built machine was released in 1983. It was priced to undercut the cost of the 48K Spectrum by a few pounds. It contained an operating system and a modified BASIC interpreter.

About 160,000 Oric-1s were sold in the UK in 1983. A further 50,000 were sold in France.

For more information on the Oric 1 go to https://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/526/Oric-1-48k/.

The Oric-1 competed with ZX81 manufactured by Sinclair Research (see 2008/001) but failed to dislodge it from its pre-eminent position as the best seller.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

2024/002

Item Type

Short Description

Oric-1 Computer

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c.1983

Sub-items

Power Cable

Supporting Items

User Manual, Book and Demonstration Cassette Tape

Makers Number

None

Marks

None

Dimensions (mm)

260 x 175

Donor

Date Donated

April 2024

Materials

Plastic and metal

Condition

Good

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