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