The PC That Cracked Europe – Amstrads PC1512 and 1640 | Computer History

Europe was weened on low cost 8bit micros in the home, spending in excess of £1000 on a home computer seemed absurd when we were used to £399 for a complete machine including monitor. So how would we ever adopt IBM PC’s with their huge price tags? Amstrad had the answer. Lets take a look at the PC1512 and PC1640 which took Europe by storm.

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