The Casio 801P is one of several programmable calculators which were introduced in the early 80th.
Calculator? Or perhaps I should say early laptop? Compared to the mechanical calculators which were
still sold in the early 70th this machine was a giant step forward. Equipped with an LCD display, a printer, a “mass” storage device, memory and lots of mathematical functions it more resembles an early laptop than a calculator.
The program memory size is 1680 bytes.
A small LCD display shows 20 characters in one line.
Programs can be stored on micro cassettes. Saving and loading seems to work reliably.
A small thermal printer prints program listings as well as calculation results.
Power source are either 6 AA cells or a 9V= adapter. Today’s rechargeable NiMH cells work fine too.
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According to guarantee certificate bought 1986-02-01
Many mathematical functions. Programmable in a proprietary Basic language
6 AA alkaline
1984 ??? (It is mentioned in a Casio brochure d.d. March 1984.
FF 1860,- in 1982 (Source: L’Ordinateur Individuel nr 43 dec 1982)
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