Megatek Whizzard 1650

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Megatek Whizzard 1650
Manufacturer Megatek
Model Whizzard 1650
Introduced prior to July, 1983
Interface RS-232
Size 19-inch
Graphic Modes
Type PseudoColor
Resolution 640x480
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.


  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