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The Colour Genie was the successor of the Genie 1, Genie 2 and Genie 3. It was intended to compete with the Tandy Color Computer although it was not at all compatible with its model (Z80 microprocessor instead of a Motorola 6809 in the CoCo)

The graphic resolution wasn't as good as the CoCo, furthermore it was not possible to mix characters and graphics.

However, the machine was reliable and solidly built. It featured a good mechanical keyboard and even a little level display located above the keyboard, which allowed to set the recording level of the tape recorder to improve reliability when writing onto a tape.

TYPE  Home Computer
ORIGIN  Hong Kong
YEAR  1982
KEYBOARD  Typewriter style, 63 keys with 4 function keys
CPU  Zilog Z80
SPEED  2.2 MHz
RAM  16 KB, 32 KB with memory expansion
ROM  16 KB
TEXT MODES  40 columns x 25 lines
GRAPHIC MODES  160 x 102 dots
COLORS  8 (text mode), 4 (graphic mode)
SOUND  3 channels (AY-8910)
SIZE / WEIGHT  43.5 (W) x 28 (D) x 8 (H) cm /
I/O PORTS  RS232, Joystick (2), Light Pen, RGB, Audio
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in power supply unit
PERIPHERALS  Light-pen, parallel printer, floppy disc drives
PRICE  1100 in 1982, about 350 in 1985

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