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PC 5000, 6000, 8000

Before Apple forced Franklin out of the desktop computer market entirely, the company released three PC compatible systems, the PC-5000 (picture), PC-6000 and PC-8000.

Both were quite similar, based on the Intel 8088. Depending on the versions, they had 512 to 640 KB of RAM, one or two 360 KB floppy drives, standard serial and parallel ports, but also built-in game port, composite video and audio outputs.

With the loss of its desktop computer business, Franklin concentrated on its handheld line, which was introduced in 1986. In the years since, Franklin has sold handheld computers that acted as personal organizers, word processors and dictionaries.

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i have just got 2 x these pc''s A Spectravideo SVI-808 (number-30 made) and a franken SVI-808 (number-53 made) looking for any info or manuals on these pc''s. put up a disassembly blog on terry''s vintage web page......

Thursday 13rd January 2022
David Otter (New Zealand)


NAME  PC 5000, 6000, 8000
TYPE  Professional Computer
YEAR  1986
KEYBOARD  PC style with numeric keypad and 10 function keys
CPU  Intel 8088
SPEED  4.77 MHz
RAM  512 KB to 640 KB
TEXT MODES  40 or 80 columns x 25 lines
GRAPHIC MODES  640 x 200 dots - CGA mode
SOUND  1 channel speaker
I/O PORTS  Serial, Parallel, composite video, sound
BUILT IN MEDIA  1 or 2 5.25'' 360 KB floppy drives
OS  MS-DOS 3.1
PERIPHERALS  All IBM and compatible expansion cards
PRICE  $949.99 - PC-8000 with dual FDD and video card

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