The DEC VT52 is a new full featured serial terminal. The terminal is designed to work with the VAX and PDP computer systems. The VT52 works fine with the Altair 8800 machines as well.

Construction:          Single unit
Display:               24x80 character cells
Character matrix:      7x7
Screen size:           8.3" x 4.1"
Character set:         Complete US ASCII (128 codes)
Keys:                  63 in ANSI X4.14-1971 typewriter layout
Auxilliary keypad:     19 keys (digits, arrows, function keys)
Interface:             RS-232/V.24, 20mA
Communication Speeds:  75,110,150,300,600,1200,2400,4800,9600 bps
Dimensions:            14.1" x 20.9" x 27.2"
Minimum table depth:   17.7"
Weight:                44 pounds

The VT52 Digital’s first upper/lower case video terminal. Its previous video terminals, the VT05 and VT50 (both of which we had in our PDP-11 machine room 1975-76), were upper-case only.

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The keyboard layout is comparatively basic. There is a lookleaf manual available that describes the operation. maintenance manual.pdf