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Portal R2E CCMC was a portable microcomputer designed and marketed by the studies and developments department of the French firm R2E Micral and officially appeared in September 1980 at the Sicob[1] show in Paris.[2] That is almost 8 months before the release of the Osborne 1 American (April 1981).

Micro ordinateur portable le PORTAL de R2E CCMC.jpg
Developer François Gernelle
Manufacturer R2E
Type Portable computer
Release date September 1980; 38 years ago (1980-09)
Operating system Prologue
CPU Intel 8085
Memory 64 KB RAM
Weight 12kg

The Portal was requested by CCMC company[3] specializing in payroll and accounting.

A few hundred exemplary have been sold between 1980 and 1983.

Extremely rare, no museum has a Portal, two are in private collections.[4][5]

The company R2E Micral is also known to have designed "the earliest commercial, non-kit computer based on a microprocessor" the Micral N, whose one of the last exemplary was sold for 62,000 euros to Paul G. Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft with Bill Gates by the auctioneer Rouillac on June 11, 2017 for his Seattle muséum Living computer Museum + labs.[6][7][8]



The Portal was based on an Intel 8085 processor, 8-bit, clocked at 2 MHz.

It was equipped with a central 64K byte Ram, a keyboard with 58 alpha numeric keys and 11 numeric keys (separate blocks), a 32-character screen, a floppy disk: capacity = 140 000 characters, of a thermal printer: speed = 28 characters / second, an asynchronous channel, a synchronous channel, a 220 V power supply. Designed for an operating temperature of 15 °C to 35 °C, it weighed 12 kg and its dimensions were 45 x 45 x 15 cm. It provided total mobility.

See alsoEdit



François Gernelle, Portal designer


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