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TANGERINE
MICROTAN 65

This computer is what is the ZX-80 to the ZX-Spectrum, but for the Oric 1. Tangerine developped this computer before they became Oric and produced the Oric-1.
It was mainly sold in kit, without the complete keyboard shown in the photo, but with a little hexadecimal keyboard.

The unextended Microtan 65 couldn't use Basic (Basic65) due to its RAM limitation (1kb), so only machine-code was usable.

Te 1kb ROM contained TANBUG, a monitor which allowed to enter machine code programs. But with the unextended Microtan65, there was no way to save your work (not tape facility), so you had to re-type your program each time you switched-on the computer !



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If you are happy to build a Microtan Achim, take a look at www.microtan.ukpc.net

          
Thursday 27th October 2016
Alan (UK)
Microtan 65

Hi,
I am looking for a Microtan 65 in any condition.
Bye,
Achim

          
Thursday 3rd March 2016
Achim

Mine travelled up to Applecross in 1984 when I was working at Kishorn in the Oil industry. I think it probably taught me what I needed to get that job! One highlight was writing a "word processor" for a Wang in 1983, learnt from the Microtan, that the whole department used as no one had seen a word processor before!

          
Tuesday 12th August 2014
Michael (Cumbria England)

 

NAME  MICROTAN 65
MANUFACTURER  Tangerine
TYPE  Home Computer
ORIGIN  United Kingdom
YEAR  1979
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  Machine-code (through TANBUG)
KEYBOARD  Hewadecimal keyboard in basic version
CPU  6502
SPEED  0.75 MHz
RAM  1 kb (up to 48k)
ROM  1 kb (TANBUG v1), upgradable to 14kb
TEXT MODES  32 x 16
GRAPHIC MODES  64 x 64 with graphic characters
COLORS  Monochrome
I/O PORTS  Bus, Tape, Monitor
PRICE  From $82 (single board version)


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