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Franklin
ACE 100

Four years after Apple introduced its computer, Franklin Computer Corporation thought to duplicate Apple’s achievement and released its first computer, the Franklin Ace 100.

The ACE 100 was a pure copy of the Apple II. The main board had quite the same design and the ROM content was also exactly identical, aside from the Apple copyright which was removed!

Nevertheless, it supported some features that were missing in the Apple II, lower-case letters, and a numeric keypad. The ACE 100 had a short life, hardly one year, and was soon replaced by the ACE 1000

It found however one's place in computing history when Apple took legal action against Franklin for counterfeiting and the US Court of Appeals eventually decided in August 1983 that computer programs in ROMs could legally be copyrighted.

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NAME  ACE 100
MANUFACTURER  Franklin
TYPE  Professional Computer
ORIGIN  U.S.A.
YEAR  1981
END OF PRODUCTION  1982
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  AppleSoft BASIC
KEYBOARD  Typewriter style, 73 keys with numeric keypad
CPU  6502
SPEED  1 MHz
RAM  48 KB - Allowed for a 16 KB Language card
ROM  12 KB
TEXT MODES  40 columns x 24 lines
GRAPHIC MODES  40 x 48 / 208 x 160 / 280 x 192 dots
COLORS  Monochrome
SOUND  1 voice - Built-in speaker
SIZE / WEIGHT  Unknown
I/O PORTS  Joystick, 8 Apple II compatible slots (No tape recorder jacks)
BUILT IN MEDIA  None
OS  Apple DOS
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in switching PSU with cooling fan
PERIPHERALS  All Apple II cards and peripherals
PRICE  $900


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