[rollei_list] Re: Rollei -Singapore

  • From: "Peter K." <peterk727@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2009 12:49:14 -0800

The 6300 had 2 floppies, but like the PX-XT you needed to remove a floppy
and replace it with a hard drive. Yes, the XT could accomodate 2 half height
floppies and an HD but most clones could not.
It was made by Olivetti in sold by AT&T. The 6300 was relatively successful,
the 7300 was a disaster.

On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 11:09 AM, Don Williams <dwilli10@xxxxxxx> wrote:

>  At 12:58 PM 1/11/2009, you wrote:
> Which, the 6300s? They had plenty of extra slots. Perhaps you are
> remembering a different machine.
> I have to admit I may be wrong on the model number.  All I remember is that
> it was an Olivetti but marketed by an American company.  I was demonstrating
> this computer to the UCSD Med School when the Challenger Disaster so puts
> Jan 28, 1986 ad the date of the demo and the accident.
> Maybe it didn't have space for a hard drive, just don't remember the
> issue.  I do recall that the Olivetti, whatever model it was, was black,
> compact, and well made.  I think we sold maybe 1 or 2 of them but not to
> UCSD.  Wasn't it marketed as an AT&T machine?
> I think it was a bit pricey also: "*The base model AT&T 6300, with 128K
> RAM, two 360K floppy drives, one serial port, one parallel port, and
> monochrome monitor costs $2495. The hard disk version, with 256K RAM, one
> floppy drive, one 10Mb hard disk drive, and a monochrome monitor costs
> $4420.*"
> In any case I do remember liking the computer, just couldn't sell them.

Peter K

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