The Tandy 1000 EX is a member of the Tandy 1000 series family. See this entry for more info.
The Tandy 1000 EX was designed as an entry-level IBM compatible personal computer designed as a starter system and sold for $1000.00 US by December 1986. The EX was compact with the keyboard and 5.25" drive built into the computer casing; the 5.25" drive accessible from the right hand side of the computer.
Officiel 1988 Tandy catalog reads: - Our lowest-priced MS-DOS based personal computer
- Fifty-percent faster clock speed than the IBM PC
- Incredibly easy-to-use Personal Deskmate Sotfware
- Choose from thousands of popular programs
- Built-in 360 000 character 5.25" floppy disk drive
A 256K PC-compatible computer, ready to use the MS-DOS software you bring home from the office, as well as software designed for the home or classroom. The integral 90-key keyboard has the same layout as the Tandy 1000SX, ideal for business programs. You'll find an advanced three-voice sound circuit for sophisticated sound an music generation through the built-in speaker. There's also a headphone jack with volume control - perfect for the classroom. Graphics-oriented Personal Deskmate software features six programs and handy pull-down menus and pop-up boxes for selecting funvtions.
Contributors: Derek McDonald (aka “Skel”)
Tandy Radio Shack
Full stroke keyboard, 90 keys, 12 function keys, numeric keypad
4.77 MHz / 7.16 MHz
256 KB (up to 640 KB)
CGA/TGA, 160 x 200, 320 x 200, 640 x 200
16 colours (8 colours at the same time max.)
3 voices (8 octaves) + 1 sound channel
SIZE / WEIGHT
2 x joysticks, RGBI colour monitor video output, composite video output, mono audio output (with volum control knob), lightpen port, parallel port, serial port (optional), external floppy drive connector, 3 internal expansion slots
BUILT IN MEDIA
one 5.25'' floppy disk drives (360 KB)
MS-DOS 2.11, DeskMate 2.0 and GW Microsoft Basic included with the system