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PDP-8 Summary of Models and Options (posted every other month)
Section - What is a PDP-8/M?

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Date of introduction:  1972.
Date of withdrawal:    1978.

Technology:  This machine was a PDP-8/F (with a PDP-8/E CPU)

Reason for introduction:  DEC knew that OEM customers were an important
	market, so they packaged the PDP-8/F for this market, with no
	hardware changes behind the front panel.

Reason for withdrawal:  Same as the PDP-8/F

Compatability:  The PDP-8/M used the PDP-8/E CPU and peripherals.

Standard configuration:  Identical to the PDP-8/F, except that the KC8M
	front panel was replaced with a minimal function panel and the
	color scheme was different.  Because of this, one of the following
	options were required:

	-- M848  -- KP8E Power fail and auto-restart.
	-- M847  -- MI8E Hardware Bootstrap Loader.

	Expandability:  All options applying to the PDP-8/F applied.  In
	addition, the KC8M front panel (standard with the PDP-8/F) was
	available as an option; the only difference between a PDP-8/F
	and a PDP-8/M with the KC8M front panel was in the artwork on
	the front panel and on the serial number and configuration
	stickers on the back of the box.

Survival:  As with the PDP-8/F.

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