In 1981 the Microprofessor was started as an educational board to learn to program with the Z80. Later they built a clone for the Apple II to eventually enter the IBM PC market. In 1987 the company renamed itself Acer.
The Micro-Professor is the first computer of the Multitech brand and probably the longest selling computer of all time.
The MFP-1 is designed to teach the basics of assembly programming, specifically the Z80. The Zilog Z80 is a commonly used processor in the early days of the computer.
The Micro-Professor does not look like a typical computer but is designed to be easily stored in a bookcase. The MFP-1 is still made in England today.