Amstrad Notepad Computer NC100: history, features and features of a vintage device
The history of the British company Amstrad is exactly 40 years old. It was founded in 1968 by Sir Alan Michael Sugar. This distinguished gentleman holds the titles of baron and knight, holds honorary doctorates from two London universities, and now holds a seat in the House of Lords. The name Amstrad is a partial acronym of his name: Alan Michael SUgar TradEng.
Amstrad’s business began with the production of consumer electronics. At a time when most competitors were producing cases using vacuum forming technology, Amstrad took a different path and mastered polymer injection molding. This made it possible to reduce the final cost of the product and, at the expense of this, to make it more attractive to consumers.