This computer, also known as the Talking Computer, was fully compatible with the Apple II and the CP/M operating systems thanks to its dual processor motherboard (6502 and Z80). It was manufactured by the Creative Technology Cie. which will later become wide-world known for its Sound Blaster cards.
Cubic 99 also had a vocal synthesizer which allowed the user to record and to reproduce words in English or Chinese language. Several commands of the BASIC language also allowed the computer to say sentences entered as string variables. The sound was of poor quality, but it was the best in low-cost sound technology of the time.
Creative was a company based in Singapore. The graphic on the screen of the model shown is celebrating Singapore's 25th year of independence, which was in 1990.
Thanks to Philip Hurst for his help.
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BUILT IN LANGUAGE
Talking Basic interpreter (Apple ll compatible)
Full-Stroke 68 keys with numeric keypad & function keys
6502 and Z80-A
64 KB expandable to 192 KB
2 KB CMOS RAM
40 or 80 col. x 24 lines
40 x 40 or 280 x 192 pixels (2 to 18 Hi-Res. pages)
Speech synthetiser and tones generator
SIZE / WEIGHT
RGB and Composite video, Microphone jack, serial and parallel interfaces, Light-pen