The DRAGON 32 enjoyed a pretty good success in Europe. Its ROM holds the Operating System and a version of the Microsoft Extended BASIC.
One of its characteristics is partial compatibility with the Tandy TRS 80 Color Series. They can use same peripherals and some cartridges, but most ROM calls will fail on the other computer.
However, the Dragon did have at least two advantages over the first TRS-80 Color computer: A typewriter-style keyboard that was somewhat better than the tandy's calculator-like keys; and a Centronics parallel-printer port.
Two years later, Welsh launched the DRAGON 64 which has the same characteristics except the added memory (64k RAM instead of 32k), a RS232c port and minor ROM changes.
Dragon Data Ltd
BUILT IN LANGUAGE
Microsoft Extended Basic Basic Interpreter 1.0 (1982)
QWERTY Mechanical keyboard 53 keys
Motorola MC-6847 Video Display Generator
2 x 8K or 16K EPROM comprising Microsoft Extended BASIC
32 x 16
Several graphic modes, max : 256 x 192 (with 2 colors)
1 voice, 5 octaves with the Basic 4 voices, 7 octaves with machine code
SIZE / WEIGHT
38 (W) x 32.5 (D) x 9.7 (H) cm / 2.1 kg
TV connector, 2 analogue joystick ports, cassette port, Centronics parallel printer port, cartridge slot, composite monitor port
Dragon 32 : 455 (France, november 83) Dragon 32: 211 (France, november 85)