The system offers 14 I/O slots, where an Apple has only 8 slots. The processor is the same as an Apple 2, the MOS 6502, making the Pearcom Pear II compatible with all Apple software. A Z80 or an 8080 processor card can also be placed in the system, which makes it possible to use CP/M.
The keyboard can be converted to an AZERTY layout by means of a jumper, and the user only needs to swap the keys.
The display part supports 960 characters, 24 lines with 40 columns. Graphically, the system supports a resolution of 46x40 or 192x280.
Pearcom is a trade name of Rotor Electronics BV from Den Dolder. Pearcom itself was located in Bilthoven at the time.