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The VT180 is a personal computer produced by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) of Maynard, Massachusetts.[1]

Introduced in early 1982, the CP/M-based VT180 was DEC's entry-level microcomputer. "VT180" is the unofficial name for the combination of the VT100 computer terminal and VT18X option. The VT18X includes a 2 MHz Z80 microprocessor and 64K RAM on two circuit boards that fit inside the terminal, and two external 5.25-inch floppy disk drives with room for two more in an external enclosure.[2] The VT180 was codenamed "Robin".

Digital later released a full-fledged PC known as the Rainbow 100 as the successor to Robin.

When Digital ended the VT100 family, it also discontinued the VT180. No direct replacement was offered, although the Rainbow 100 eventually provided a superset of Robin's functionality.


  1. ^ DEC Educational Services (February 1983). VT180 Series Technical Manual. Digital Equipment Corporation. 
  2. ^ Snyder, John J. Ph.D. (June 1983). "A DEC on Every Desk?". BYTE. pp. 104–106. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 

External links

  • DEC Robin, DigiBarn Computer Museum
  • DEC VT180, Terminals Wiki

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