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Tandy Radio Shack
TRS-80 Model 200

The Tandy 200 was an evolution of the successful Tandy 100. It offered more RAM and a bigger display. The computer was powered by internal batteries, providing up to 16 hours(!) of use.

A lot of utilities were in ROM: a telecommunication program (telcom) which used the built-in modem, MSPLAN spreadsheet (light version of Multiplan), text editor, calendar, address book and BASIC Programming Language.

3.5" floppy disk drives could be connected via the RS-232. There were actually 2 drives made by Tandy for the Model T computers. The TPDD held 100KB whereas the TPDD2 held 200KB. The TPDD2 could read the TPDD disks. They both used 720k floppies. A video interface was also available, it offered a new display resolution (80 columns X 24 lines) on any external video display unit.

The main competitor of the Tandy 200 was the Epson PX-8. Note that several of the ROM programs were written by Bill Gates himself!


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NAME  TRS-80 Model 200
MANUFACTURER  Tandy Radio Shack
TYPE  Portable
YEAR  1984
KEYBOARD  Full-stroke keyboard, QWERTY
CPU  Intel 80c85
SPEED  2.4 MHz
RAM  24 KB (up to 72 KB)
ROM  72 KB (up to 104 KB)
TEXT MODES  40 x 16
GRAPHIC MODES  240 x 128
COLORS  Monochrome display
SOUND  Beeper
SIZE / WEIGHT  29.41(W) 20.95cm (D) x 5.08 (H) cm / 1.36 kg
I/O PORTS  Parallel printer, Tape, Barcode, Phone, RS232, System Bus
POWER SUPPLY  4 AA alkaline batteries or DC 6V 1.2W center minus adapter (Cat. No. 26-3804)
PERIPHERALS  3.5'' or 5.25'' external floppy drive unit, up to 3x24 KB RAM chips, Video interface
PRICE  Original price: $999

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