IBM 6580

The IBM Displaywriter System 6580 was a microcomputer-based dedicated word processor that IBM's Office Products Division introduced in June 1980.

The system consisted of a central processing unit, based on the Intel 8086, in a desktop case, a monochrome CRT monitor atop the CPU, a detached keyboard, a detached dual disk drive that used 8-inch floppy disks, and a detached daisy wheel printer. The system booted from an 8-inch floppy disk that stored IBM's internally developed word processing software. The operator stored the "documents" (i.e., data files) on additional diskettes.

Catalog type
Desktop computer
Manufacturer
Release Date
June 1980
Processor
Intel 8086
Memory
0kB
Storage
2x FDD 8"

Museum Collection

Set up in the 80s area.

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