Megatek Whizzard 1650

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Megatek Whizzard 1650
Manufacturer Megatek
Model Whizzard 1650
Lifetime
Introduced prior to July, 1983
Communication
Interface RS-232
Display
Size 19-inch
Graphic Modes
Type PseudoColor
Resolution 640x480
Firmware
CPU Intel 8085 or Intel 80186

The Megatek Whizzard 1650 is a color graphics terminal introduced sometime before July, 1983.[1] In January, 1985 an upgrade of the CPU from the 8085 to an 80186 was available for $1,000 and the upgraded terminal sold for $9,900.[2] The terminal offers a pixel resolution of 640x480 with 16 simultaneously displayable colors from a palette of 4096 colors.

References

  1. "Desktop Engineering Unit Added to Megatek 1600 Series", Computerworld, July 26, 1983, pg. 79
  2. "Megatek VDTs get upgrade", Computerworld, January 14, 1985, pg. 68
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