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The Memotech MTX Series

The Memotech Library

Advertisements

 

This page contains copies of adverts extracted from various period magazines.

This information comes from long defunct publications and all of it is almost 30 years old. I don't imagine that the original copyright holders, if they are still around, are vaguely interested in these pages, but if anyone has issues with me making this information available, let me know and I will remove the offending item(s).

A word about quality : these adverts come from a range of sources and while all are easily readable, some have rather better quality than others. If you have better copies than I have posted here, if you send me a copy, I will update the site.

 

Memotech Adverts

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The first publicity picture of the MTX500?

Announcing the MTX500 with a competition to win one at the Earls Court Computer Fair in June 1983. You can see that the MTX keyboard decoration is quite different from the released version of the computer.

Pictures from Bradford Timeline's photo stream

The original advert for the MTX500 ? - "Designed to Perform"

The logos are the same as those on the machines shown at the Earls Court Computer Fair, but I don't think that the machine actually went on sale in this livery.

Memotech MTX500 - "The all purpose computer"

Another very early advert, the pages have been slightly touched up, the originals look like they were ripped from a magazine, rather than being a Memotech "flyer". It looked like an 8-page spread, including a two page software advert.

Courtesy of Paul Daniels

"Software for the MTX500" by Continental Software

Two of the eight pages of the above advert were dedicated to a Continental Software advert.

Courtesy of Paul Daniels

An advert, from "Practical Computing" October 1983 in the "Special Supplement :

 - "Your Guide to the Great British Micro"

The advert is slightly different to the ones above and includes some technical detail as well as the launch prices MTX500 (275) and MTX512 (315) with availability slated for September 1983. The livery is still not as per the final version though.

From the World of Spectrum archive.

"Practical Computing" October 1983 in the "Special Supplement :

 - "Your Guide to the Great British Micro"

Also carried an advert for Continental Software that carries some familiar names such as Blobbo and Toado as well as some titles that never actually appeared such as a sonar game and a flight simulator and "many many more" - if only !

From the World of Spectrum archive.

Another double page advert from "Practical Computing" November 1983

Shows the MTX with an FDX and describes the FDX and HDX - both without prices at this point. The magazine also carried the same Continental Software advert as the October Supplement.

From the World of Spectrum archive.

The MTX Series described : straight from the author's mouth

Two page advert from Your Computer, March 1984, quoting from various MTX reviews

From The Internet Archive
The MTX Series described : straight from the author's mouth

Two page advert from Your Computer, March 1984, quoting from various MTX reviews

Monochrome scan of the above advert

Courtesy of Jan Seyfarth

Double page advert for the MTX512 showing the keyboard itself along with a window showing the FDX and printer. (scanned 05/10/2012)

Again, the advert is not dated, but based on an advert on the reverse page, I think it is probably from "Personal Computing", April 1984. (A3 single page, 2xA4 pages)

An advert for the MTX512 from "InfoWorld" April 30 1984 (scanned 04/09/2012)

In the US, the machine was distributed by Memotech Incorporated., of Needham, MA.

InfoWorld was an American weekly magazine, published in print between 1978 and 2007, now a web based publication. The magazines are available on Google Books.

An Advert for the MTX Range from "Your Computer" June 1984  (scanned 16/08/2013)

From The Internet Archive - spotted by David Kimberlin-Wyer

There was also an advert for Continental Software in the same issue of "Your Computer"

(This page is also included in the PDF version available above)

An advert for the MTX, probably quite late in the production run. (scanned 04/08/2012)

The page footer is not marked, but I think I probably took this from PCW in late 1985.

The advert shows an SDX with twin external floppies, the DMX-80 printer and a Cub monitor. The advert advises that the MTX Personal Computer started at 79.95 then!

Oh how the mighty have fallen . . .

An advert from Popular Computing Weekly, dated July 1987

 - by this time, you could get a new MTX512 for 39.95

By way of comparison, the ZX Spectrum +3 (3.5 MHz Z80, 128K RAM and internal 3" disk drive) was released in 1987, with a price at launch of 249. Which was the better machine?

Lighting & Sound International, December 1987, Volume 2 No.12 (Issue 24)

Cameron Video Systems advert for the System 200 Video Wall (badged by Cameron)

 

Links to Memotech Adverts on other websites

Local Text File The original MTX Computer brochure in text and scanned formats (ds)
An early (?) MTX Advert MTX Advert downloaded from 1000bit.com
Binary Dinosaurs Access to a range of ads for Memotech computers & peripherals
MTX Info Access to a range of ads for Memotech computers & peripherals
1000 Bit Computer Site A vintage computer site with some Memotech information (Italy)

 

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