Apricot Portable Computer

Apricot Portable Computer

Required Hire Duration

Required Working Condition

Date of Manufacture: November 1984
Quantity Available: 1
Working Condition: Working (But not fully)
Physical Condition: Good
Original Box: No

The Apricot Portable was Apricot's attempt at a portable computer, first released in November 1984.
It had a 3.5" floppy drive, 4.77 MHz CPU and 256 KB RAM. It was the first computer to use an 80-column/25-line LCD and speech recognition for input/output. The speech recognition software held 4096 words, with only 64 available at a given time.
It was also unique in the way that it had an infrared link between it and the keyboard; this was relatively new at the time.
The Apricot also featured a Mac-like graphical interface.
It was originally priced at £1965.

Hire Charges

Hire Charges

We currently do not have our charges listed online, but we are happy to quote you by phone. Please call us on 01440 709794 and we'll be happy to help.

Minimum Order Charge

We do have a minimum order charge of £50 (excluding delivery) for all hires. This is to cover the time involved in organising and dispatching a single small item. Sorry :-(


New clients are required to pay in advance by BACS or credit card. Repeat customers can open a credit account with us on 30 days terms.

Multiple Items & Job Lots

If you're looking to fit out an entire set and need many items, we are happy to quote a discounted rate based on the quantity of items.

Dry Hire

The term dry hire means to hire an item without having a technician supplied to support it. Most of our small items are available to dry hire, but some of the more complicated equipment that require specialist knowledge are not. In these cases we will deliver the item(s) personally and set them up for you. Please call us for a quotation based on the hire period and location.

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