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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).

Portal
Micro ordinateur portable le PORTAL de R2E CCMC.jpg
DeveloperFrançois Gernelle
ManufacturerR2E
TypePortable computer
Release dateSeptember 1980; 38 years ago (1980-09)
Operating systemPrologue
CPUIntel 8085
Memory64 KB RAM
Weight12kg

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]

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Specifications[9]Edit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Portal au Sicob". blog.museeinformatique.fr.
  2. ^ Lilen, Henri. la saga du micro-ordinateur.
  3. ^ "Pièce comptable Portal". blog.museeinformatique.fr.
  4. ^ ROUILLAC, Aymeric (2017-08-21). "Cet exemplaire en état de marche sera vendu aux enchères le 22 septembre 2017".
  5. ^ "Vente aux enchères du Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré à Tours" (PDF). 21 August 2017.
  6. ^ "The Micral N, the First Microcomputer, to be Sold at Auction in June - Life in France". Life in France. 2017-05-13. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  7. ^ "C'est maintenant officiel : Paul G.... - Aymeric Rouillac | Facebook".
  8. ^ "Vente aux enchères du Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré à Tours" (PDF). 21 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Plaquette Portal". blog.museeinformatique.fr.

BibliographyEdit

François Gernelle, Portal designer

SourcesEdit

This article is partially derived from the page of old-computers.com and feb-patrimoine.com.