Olivetti P700

Machine type P700-100 (Memorex Telex 7270) (*)
Serial 1122020135
Manufacturer Memorex Telex
Manufactured in Taiwan R.O.C.
Date July 1991 (**)

Physical description

Type Desktop (sticker inside top cvr MAY 25 1991)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 156 x 377 x 420 mm
Drive bays 2 x 5.25" half-height (can be used as 1 x 5.25" full-height), 1 x 3.5" slim, 1 x 3,5" half-height (internal)
Power supply 150 W, 115/230 V, 4/2 A, max 330 W (incl. outlet 100 W) ( 9122 + 9128 stickers)

Main board

BIOS Phoenix 80386 Advanced ROM BIOS ver 1.02.00, Nov. 11, 1988 (55 Kb, planar id FEFF, model F80D)
Processor Intel 80386DX-25 MHz (32-bit) PGA
Coprocessor Intel 80387-25 MHz PGA
External cache 32 Kb (controller Intel 82385)
Memory 8 sockets for 70ns 30-pin SIP SIMMs (to be installed in groups of four)
Min on system board 2 Mb (standard)
Max on system board 8 Mb (8 x 1 Mb)
Bus Micro Channel (MCA) 32-bit
Expansion slots 4 x 16-bit (1 w. video ext., all available), 3 x 32-bit (2 available)
Interface FDD (2 units)
Video Integrated Paradise PVGA display adapter
Ports PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, serial (UART 16550A), parallel, VGA


Installed RAM 8 x 1 Mb 70ns SIPs
HDD Controller WD ESDI adpt. WDC-WD1007V (32-bit MCA card, 9114 + 9128 stickers)


Diskette drive 1.44 Mb, 3.5" slim (Teac FD235HF, 9122)
Hard disk Microscience 100 Mb ESDI, 3.5" half-height (91-39) (***)


Acquisition Mid-99, free (was in a deposit of dismissed appliances together w. another P700 which I demolished to get spare parts)
Condition Very good, working
Installed O.S. Olivetti MS-DOS 5.00, MS Windows 3.0 w. Memorex Telex logo (Italian)
Current status All hw working
Spare parts Almost everything, incl. drives, planar, etc.


Another identical unit is shown here.

(*) This machine is a remarketed Memorex Telex 7270: the "7270" label is still attached on the front panel, while the original large stain sticker from Memorex Telex is attached on the rear (in fact, serial number belongs to Memorex Telex).

(**) I suspect that the countless 9122 and 9128 stickers attached almost everywhere inside the machine belong to Memorex-Telex and Olivetti resp.

(***) Available hard disk configurations were 45, 105 or 338 Mb ESDI, and 136, 182, 330 or 420 Mb SCSI.


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