Philips 4260 'VideoWriter'

The Philips/Magnavox VideoWriter (styled VideoWRITER)was a standalone fixed-application electronic typewriter / dedicated word processor produced by Philips Home Interactive Systems, a division of the Dutch electronics company Philips.

It included a CRT amber screen with a wide aspect ratio (i.e. more than 4:3), a black and white thermal transfer printer, a 3.5" floppy drive for saving documents, and dedicated computing hardware, all enclosed in a single case.

The keyboard was separate and a custom design whose unusual features included a style key and not just an undo key but also a do key. The VideoWriter was not a freely programmable computer but a typewriter replacement appliance. It was not a lap-top machine but was designed to be transportable in either a cloth or hard plastic carry case accessory.

Catalog type
Desktop computer
Manufacturer
Release Date
December 1988
Processor
Intel 8088
Storage
1x FDD 5,25"

Museum Collection

Set up in the 80s area.

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