Technical Desktops

9000/380 with Hard Disc and Monitor

300 Series Selection:

Name: 9000/380
Product Number: A1458A
Introduced: 1991
Division: Fort Collins Systems
Original Price: $16395
Catalog Reference: Does not appear
Donated by: Hewlett Packard Australia Ltd. (380), Agilent (382).


The Model 380 was the top-of-the-range member of the 300 Series and used the Motorola 68040 CPU. The model 380 was also the first 300 Series computer to adopt HP's new product numbering system (the part numbers of all subsequent technical computers started with "A"). The Model 382 (P/N A1474A, $6,050) was the last of the 300 Series computers; it incorporated a different industrial design.

Collector's Notes:

The 9000/382 is the most useful of the computers in this range. It included a hard disc and (optional) 1.44 MB floppy drive. It also came standard with both HP-IB and SCSI interfaces. So, this computer can happily address old 8" floppy drives (from 9895A via HP-IB) as well as newer CD ROMs. The built-in VGA interface on the 382 is not especially robust. As of 2014, two of the four units we have at the museum have defective video.

The standard 380 unit is still very reliable. All four of the units we have at the museum are fully functional.

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