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The {{PAGENAME}} was a low-cost alphanumeric display terminal introduced in June, 1972 at a price of $1,900.<ref>[http://books.google.com/books?id=_GFqy-RrTtAC&lpg=PT69&pg=PT69#v=onepage&f=false "Memories Cust Cost of PDP-8 Systems"], Computerworld, June 28, 1972, pg. 15.</ref> The VT8-E consists of a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDP-8 PDP-8] and the raster display control modules M8335, M8336 and M8337, and a monitor and keyboard package that looks like a VT05.<ref>[http://www.brouhaha.com/~eric/retrocomputing/ "Eric Smith's Retrocomputing page"], fetched on March 29th, 2012</ref>
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}} The VT8-E consists of a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDP-8 PDP-8] and the raster display control modules M8335, M8336 and M8337, and a monitor and keyboard package that looks like a VT05.<ref>[http://www.brouhaha.com/~eric/retrocomputing/ "Eric Smith's Retrocomputing page"], fetched on March 29th, 2012</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 02:05, 8 April 2012

DEC VT8-E
Manufacturer DEC
Model VT8-E
Lifetime
Introduced June, 1972
Introductory Price $1,900
Character Modes
Resolution 64x20

The DEC VT8-E was a low-cost alphanumeric display terminal introduced in June, 1972 at a price of $1,900.[1] The VT8-E consists of a PDP-8 and the raster display control modules M8335, M8336 and M8337, and a monitor and keyboard package that looks like a VT05.[2]

Features:

  • keyboard
  • interface to LA30 or LS8-E line printer

References

  1. "Memories Cust Cost of PDP-8 Systems", Computerworld, July 12, 1972, pg. 15
  2. "Eric Smith's Retrocomputing page", fetched on March 29th, 2012