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Sunday 14th September 2014

When first launched, the Athena I had an unusual but interesting dual-processor design using NSC-800 CPUs, a low-power version of the Zilog Z80. What’s more, it used solid-state storage in the form of fast dynamic RAM. It was a powerful system, but its small LCD and external floppy drive limited its usefulness. In 1983, the company switched to a single low-power Intel 80C86 CPU, the first computer to do so, and offered MS-DOS along with CP/M.

Athena I (1983, transportable)
Original Retail Price: $3,250 to $4,950
Base Configuration: dual 2.5MHz NSC-800 CPUs, CP/M 2.2, 68K RAM, 6K ROM, external 5.25-inch floppy disk drive, 128K (1MB max) solid state storage, monochrome LCD, keyboard, two RS-232 and one parallel port, JRT Pascal, owner’s and software manuals, battery pack, AC adapter
Video: 4-line x 80-column text
Size/Weight: 3.37 x 11/87 x 14.5 inches, 15 lbs.
Important Options: 12-inch monochrome monitor

Friday 7th February 2014
leskovez (Russia)

Photos can be found here:

Saturday 8th January 2011
Al Bentley

Photo is of the prototype that was displayed at trade shows.

Friday 30th January 2009
Webmaster (France)

The picture comes from an old article about the Athena press presentation, or a show, I can''t remember exactly

Thursday 29th January 2009
Commodore Lover

If it never went into production, then where did they get the photo?

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