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InfoTech
May 29th, 2015, 01:24 PM
Hello, All. Do any of you have a Canon VP1000 or know anything about them?
I know they were manufactured/sold around 1987 (around the time the Canon Cat was sold/discontinued).

I have been able to find a picture, here:
http://www.thepcmuseum.net/details.php?RECORD_KEY%28museum%29=id&id%28museum%29=52&PHPSESSID=0fdc5f4de5123757cb0023058ce4c171

...but all of the specification entry blanks are empty. I wrote to the contact e-mail address at thepcmuseum.net and asked them for details about the VP1000, but I haven't received a reply.

Thanks for any help.

InfoTech
June 3rd, 2015, 10:59 AM
Update: I now know it is a Word Processor, with some additional functions.
Processor: Hitachi HD64B180ROP, 8-bit, 8 MHz

Application software is stored in ROM (instant boot-up after power-on) and the VP1000 uses the same 3.5-inch floppy drive as the Cat, to store documents. However, I don't know if the VP1000 can read Cat-format discs/documents. Still digging for more info.

headinhome
September 21st, 2018, 09:33 AM
Update: I now know it is a Word Processor, with some additional functions.
Processor: Hitachi HD64B180ROP, 8-bit, 8 MHz

Application software is stored in ROM (instant boot-up after power-on) and the VP1000 uses the same 3.5-inch floppy drive as the Cat, to store documents. However, I don't know if the VP1000 can read Cat-format discs/documents. Still digging for more info.

did you ever learn more info? i bought one last weekend. thanks.