SUPERIOR GRAPHICS HAVE COME DOWN TO EARTH (Jan, 1983)

SUPERIOR GRAPHICS HAVE COME DOWN TO EARTH

$1995 AND THE FIRST AFFORDABLE HIGH RESOLUTION COLOR GRAPHICS MACHINE 15 YOURS

VX128
• VERY HIGH RESOLUTION 672 by 480 pixels individually addressable.
• EIGHT COLORS PER PIXEL 3 bit planes of memory totalling 128K graphics RAM.
• ON-BOARD 16 BIT MICROCOMPUTER Intel 8088 microprocessor with additional PROM and RAM and built-in expansion capability.
• 3D GRAPHICS SOFTWARE PACKAGE built-in command set includes: rotation, scaling, translation, perspective, clipping, viewport polygon, and filled polygon.
• HARDWARE LINE AND ARC GENERATION on-board VLSI graphics display controller, 1600 nano-seconds pixel drawing time.
• USER DEFINABLE CHARACTER GENERATION built-in character set includes zoom, slant, and variable spacing, or upload your own character definitions.
• SERIAL AND PARALLEL INTERFACE 300-19.2K baud and 8 bit parallel port.
• USER FRIENDLY COMMAMD FORMAT supports high level language and hexadecimal transmissions.

VX384
• 512 COLORS PER PIXEL 9bit planes of memory with 384K graphics RAM.
• COLOR LOOKUP TABLE 8 bit digital-to-analog converters provide a 16 million color palate.
• INCLUDES ALL EEATURE5 of VX128 for total of $3993.
• VXM HIGH RESOLUTION COLOR MONITOR RGB analog input with 24 Kilohertz scan rate, long persistence phosphor $1293.
• COLOR GRAPHIC PRINTER with interface cable $1295

For additional information on VX128, VX384, VXM Monitor or VXP Printer call Toll Free 1-800-334-8180, or 919-272-3479, or write Vectrix Corporation, 700 Battleground Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27401

3 comments
  1. Charlene says: August 2, 20109:48 am

    That $1,995 doesn’t include the monitor or printer. Adding them in takes you to $5,285, or about $11,400 in today’s money.

  2. jayessell says: August 2, 201011:55 am

    PS: It’s not a computer.

    It’s like a video card your computer controls like a printer or plotter.

    “Print to color monitor”?

  3. Kosher Ham says: August 2, 20101:59 pm

    They also had laser printers (even in color!) in those days, but they were incredibly expensive and essentially converted xerox machines.

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