The Sanco TPC-8300 was made in Japan by Alps, the company that also made the famous mini 4-colour plotter-printer one found connected to numerous home computers and professionnal devices.
Alps probably took part in the design of the Sharp PC-1500. The appearence of the TPC-8300 was thus close to the PC-1500's although all the features of the computer were laid down by the French Sanco company.
In spite of a 2-line display the computer had no success in French and European markets (some OEM versions vere sold in Germany), mainly because it was released about two years after the PC-1500. At that time, Sharp and Casio released better and smaller machines.
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BUILT IN LANGUAGE
62 keys with 5 function keys, arrow keys and numeric keypad
8-bit CMOS NEC µPD 78C06
6 KB - 4.5 KB available for BASIC programs. Expandable to 14 KB
2 lines x 24 characters
SIZE / WEIGHT
19.9 (W) x 9.6 (D) x 2.6 (H) cm / 410 g. with batteries