Type 5530

Introduction
Models

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Introduction

The 5530 was positioned at the absolute low-end of the Multistation line. The system unit has the same compact form factor as the 5540. All models used the i8086 CPU and a 2DD floppy drive to reduce costs. Still, when compared to offerings from competitors, the specs pale in comparison to the price.

It seems that the G1 model has been adapted for use as a 5250 terminal. Other models possibly came with preinstalled software such as word processors and spreadsheets.


Models

5530 image

Model Price
(JY)
CPU RAM HDD FDD Video #
Sl.
Notes
5530-G02 355,000 i8086
8 MHz
640
1408
3.5"
2DDx2
24-dot
Mono
2
5530-G08 530,000 i8086
8 MHz
640
1408
20 3.5"
2DDx1
24-dot
Mono
2
5530-G12 405,000 i8086
8 MHz
640
1408
3.5"
2DDx2
24-dot
Mono
2
5530-G18 580,000 i8086
8 MHz
640
1408
20 3.5"
2DDx1
24-dot
Mono
2
5530-GR2 unknown i8086
8 MHz
640
1408
3.5"
2DDx2
24-dot
Mono
2 Ricoh OEM
5530-GR8 unknown i8086
8 MHz
640
1408
20 3.5"
2DDx1
24-dot
Mono
2 Ricoh OEM
5530-GS2 unknown i8086
8 MHz
640
1408
3.5"
2DDx2
24-dot
Mono
2 Ricoh OEM
5530-GS8 unknown i8086
8 MHz
640
1408
20 3.5"
2DDx1
24-dot
Mono
2 Ricoh OEM
5530-H02 410,000 i8086
8 MHz
640
1408
3.5"
2DDx2
24-dot
Color
2 Graphics support function
LSI standard equipment
5530-H08 585,000 i8086
8 MHz
640
1408
20 3.5"
2DDx1
24-dot
Color
2 Graphics support function
LSI standard equipment

* All models are equipped with Kanji font ROM as standard

Memory

The memory above 1 MB can be used only as a RAM disk.

Software

Since the floppy drive is a 2DD-only type, the software for the 5540 cannot be used as-is. A special version of the OS and other software was available.

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