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Ismenio
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Re:More on 2 versions of Fidelity Micro
« on: March 15, 2005, 04:50AM »
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Interesting stuff Dick. Your accountant skills seem to be at work!
This is one things that still frustrates me. Finding the exact date for a model!
I wonder if we can use the US Patent office to research that!

Please keep us posted and let me know if you into a spare model of yours that you don't want

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More on 2 versions of Fidelity Micro
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2005, 04:41AM »
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I printed off the manual of the Fidelity Micro that Alain was so nice to put on his website.

Earlier, Ismenio had sent me a copy of the manual from his Fidelity Micro.  When I got this one, it was obvious that the Micro I have is different than the one Ismenio has.  His has 8 levels, and I knew that mine has many more - 64, as it turns out.  When I saw a picture of Ismenio's, it only had 3 rows of buttons, and mine has 4 rows.

Anyway, now that I have the manual for the version of the Micro that I own, it seems as if mine is a later version.  The places I have seen this computer with a production date, place it around 1983 or 1984.  However, in this manual they mention the Designer 2000 and 2100 computers as being something to move up to after the Micro.  These machines were introduced in 1988, so this manual had to have been printed subsequent to that date.

That makes the Micro I have from the late 1980's, it seems.

The manual from Ismenio's Micro mentions the Excellence, which is from 1985, as a choice to move up to.

Also, the manual from the earlier version has only 5 numbered pages, in English, while the one for my Micro has 15 numbered pages - a significant difference.

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