The Hitachi 2050/32 Creative Workstation was developed as a workstation, applicable to creative work, which could serve as the core of future OA. This was done by integrating a conventional terminal unit with high-functionality personal computer features.
The 2050 employed a 16-bit microprocessor, but for high-speed processing, the 2050/32 used the 68020 high-speed 32-bit microprocessor, and the 2050/32E similarly employed the 68030.
These machines used the HI-UX OS, which was based on UNIX but had added multi-window and Japanese language features.
They also had an easy-to-understand man-machine interface where the user could indicate instructions using screen icons or a command menu, and the display was designed ergonomically, being flickerless, anti-glare treated, and equipped with a mechanism for upward 15° tilt, downward 5° tilt, and left-right 60° swivel.
The Hitachi Personal Workstation 2020/32 was the successor model of the 2020, and was equipped with a 386 32-bit microprocessor. The 2020/32E was equipped with the 386SX, and featured a compact design which reduced setup area of the system unit by about 50%.
|Numerical operation processor||68881||68882||387||387SX|
|Floppy disk||3.5inch x1||3.5inch x1||5.25inch x1||3.5inch x1|
|Display||12/15/20inch color||12/15/20inch color
Liquid crystal monochrome
|Announcement date||May 1988||August 1989||May 1988||March 1990|