Ferranti Advance 86
The Ferranti Advance 86 was a computer produced in the 1980s by Ferranti, a British company. It was one of the first computers built around the Intel 8086 processor, which was one of the most powerful processors on the market at the time. With a clock speed of 8 MHz and 128 kilobytes of RAM, the Advance 86 had the ability to connect external storage media such as floppy disks and hard drives, making it a very versatile computer for its time.
A major application of the Ferranti Advance 86 was as an office computer due to its integrated keyboard and monochrome screen, making it convenient for typing documents and performing other office tasks. However, it also had remarkable graphics capabilities, with the ability to display 16 colors at a resolution of 640x200 pixels, which was impressive for the time. This also made it an attractive choice for graphics applications such as presentations and graphic design.
The Ferranti Advance 86 was an important milestone in computer development because it was one of the first to use the Intel 8086 processor, which would later form the basis for the IBM PC and other computers.