IBM 6580 Displaywriter

The System 6580 Displaywriter is a typical IBM rugged workhorse. Introduced in 1980, it uses an Intel 8086 main processor, and is actually a full CP/M computer, although it is rarely seen or used as anything but a dedicated word processor. At one point, an upgrade to allow it to run MS-DOS applications was on offer from an aftermarket supplier.

The Displaywriter machine and software were superceded by a software only package which ran on MS-DOS platform machines. Some systems may have been fitted with the mag card reader used on the MagCard/MagCard II typewriters.

This machine was donated by the Rhode Island Heart Association of Pawtucket, Rhode Island and was manufactured in June of 1981.

IBM 6580 Displaywriter restoration blog.