Quote from: Dhrazer on August 15, 2022, 05:55:375926? How the hell? That's not even the multiple of 2. ...what kind of partitioning makes 5926? Also even the earliest IBM / Intel pc's in 81 started at 16kb or ram with the C64 starting at 64+20kb of ram. Was that even a pc? Was it running an 4004 or something from that generation?
It was a Sharp pocket PC looking like a large pocket calculator with mini keyboard, a one row LCD and the plotter. I did not have the optional cassette recorder for external storage, which was available for about DM 128. This PC might have appeared around 1979 or 1980. As a child, I had to save my pocket exchange etc. for three years to buy it in 1983 for DM 798. In 1986, I sold it for DM 530 - that's how slow PC development was in those times. It can GW-BASIC, which was a good implementation of BASIC.
Yes, the amount 5926B was strange. Actually, I am not sure whether it was a RAM or a storage. Probably a hybrid form, where the storage served as RAM when powered. I guess the firmware and operating system must have occupied part of the storage but 5926B was the amount shown as available, even when part of it was filled with loaded programs. So maybe physically it was 8KB altogether. The command NEW cleared the available storage / RAM but one could also delete one's programs individually (or edit them).
The CPU might have been the Z80.
The Sharp PC was around before alternatives such as Sinclair and the C64. Called home computers, i.e., the era after Nixon's major years / Altair 8800 / large IBM PCs and before the real "100% IBM compatible" PCs became the normal purchases.