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HP Voyager Kinomi
02-04-2019, 02:58 PM
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HP Voyager Kinomi
Forgive me all for only becoming a Calcunut in the last 3 years at the age of now 70.
I started my first paid job in IT way back in 1979, coding on an HP-97.
However things got overtaken by being in the vanguard of the PC revolution and the use of CP/80,86 and installing the Company I worked for first real business PC - a Victor Technology Sirius 1 designed by Chuck Peddle in 1982 (of interest for some we paid £2,400 it and its spec was - Intel 8088 (5Mhz) processor, 800 x 600 green & white screen, No hard drive just 2 x 720k 5¹/₄ diskette drives (for the engineers amongst us it had variable speed floppy disk drives!) and I seem to Remember 128 - 896 kB of RAM. The following year (1983) we bought an external 10Mb (yes 10 Megabytes) hard drive for just £3,000.

On to my actual post I found an old link from 2012 in the forum about the HP Voyager Kinomi - did this ever come to fruition as an actual calculator or was a workable emulator/simulator ever released for Windows or OSX?

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02-04-2019, 09:46 PM
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(02-04-2019 02:58 PM)Leviset Wrote:  On to my actual post I found an old link from 2012 in the forum about the HP Voyager Kinomi - did this ever come to fruition as an actual calculator or was a workable emulator/simulator ever released for Windows or OSX?

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I don't believe it was ever made available. Which is a shame, I definately would have been interested.
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02-06-2019, 06:53 AM
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RE: HP Voyager Kinomi
(02-04-2019 02:58 PM)Leviset Wrote:  Victor Technology Sirius 1 designed by Chuck Peddle in 1982 (of interest for some we paid £2,400 it and its spec was - Intel 8088 (5Mhz) processor, 800 x 600 green & white screen, No hard drive just 2 x 720k 5¹/₄ diskette drives (for the engineers amongst us it had variable speed floppy disk drives!) and I seem to Remember 128 - 896 kB of RAM. The following year (1983) we bought an external 10Mb (yes 10 Megabytes) hard drive for just £3,000.

Fascinating, the days before Moore's Law came to an end
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