The Tandy 200 was an evolution of the successful Tandy 100. It offered more RAM and a bigger display. The computer was powered by internal batteries, providing up to 16 hours(!) of use.
A lot of utilities were in ROM: a telecommunication program (telcom) which used the built-in modem, MSPLAN spreadsheet (light version of Multiplan), text editor, calendar, address book and BASIC Programming Language.
3.5" floppy disk drives could be connected via the RS-232. There were actually 2 drives made by Tandy for the Model T computers. The TPDD held 100KB whereas the TPDD2 held 200KB. The TPDD2 could read the TPDD disks. They both used 720k floppies. A video interface was also available, it offered a new display resolution (80 columns X 24 lines) on any external video display unit.
The main competitor of the Tandy 200 was the Epson PX-8. Note that several of the ROM programs were written by Bill Gates himself!
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TRS-80 Model 200
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BUILT IN LANGUAGE
Full-stroke keyboard, QWERTY
24 KB (up to 72 KB)
72 KB (up to 104 KB)
40 x 16
240 x 128
SIZE / WEIGHT
29.41(W) 20.95cm (D) x 5.08 (H) cm / 1.36 kg
Parallel printer, Tape, Barcode, Phone, RS232, System Bus
BUILT IN MEDIA
4 AA alkaline batteries or DC 6V 1.2W center minus adapter (Cat. No. 26-3804)
3.5'' or 5.25'' external floppy drive unit, up to 3x24 KB RAM chips, Video interface