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VIDEO TECHNOLOGY   Video Technology

The Laser 310 is an improved version of the Laser 200/210. Both computers are compatible with each other, for both software and hardware.

Basically, it has an enhanced keyboard and more memory.

This model was also sold worldwide, the most popular version being the VZ-300 from Dick Smith Electronics.

We need more info about this computer ! If you designed, used, or have more info about this system, please send us pictures or anything you might find useful.



Back in 1988, when I was 12, my parents put me on a "BASIC programming for the youth" course by the Scheidegger Institute. The Laser 310 came in a small suitcase, together with a course folder. Back then it was my first experience with a computer and got totally hooked.

Wednesday 8th March 2017
MaGNeT (Netherlands)

Same story as Enrico. My dad went on a computer course at Sheidegger Industries to learn "computer" and afterwards he could purchase the machine in 1984 for 27000 BEF $ a half months wages back then.

Thursday 8th January 2015
Steve Van Nieuwenhoven (Belgium)

So, finally I've found a Laser 310 Clor Computer! I have to say that, on the back, production year is 1983, not 1984!
And this computer was not sold only in Australia and NZ: in Italy there was computer courses to learn computer science with this computer, and at the end of the course people could buy Laser 310!

Saturday 31st August 2002
Enrico Barbisan (Italy)
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MANUFACTURER  Video Technology
TYPE  Home Computer
ORIGIN  Hong Kong
YEAR  1984
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  Microsoft Basic
KEYBOARD  QWERTY, 46 mechanical keys
Basic instructions and graphic symbols
CPU  Zilog Z80 A
SPEED  3.54 MHz
CO-PROCESSOR  Video chip : Motorola 6807
RAM  16 kb (up to 64 kb)
VRAM  2 kb
ROM  16 kb
TEXT MODES  32 x 16, 8 colors (Mode 0)
GRAPHIC MODES  128 x 64, 4 colors (Mode 1)
SOUND  Beeper, 1 voice, 3 octaves
SIZE / WEIGHT  30,5 x 18,5 x 5,5 cm / 800g ?
I/O PORTS  Tape-recorder (600 bauds)
RF tv out
Composite video out
Memory expansion port
Expansion port
POWER SUPPLY  10-12V 800MA dc
PRICE  257 (France, february 85)

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