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Victor / Hector 1

These models are identical to the original Victor Lambda and are thus compatible with it.

But when Micronique bought back the Victor Lambda to Interact, they modified it : they changed the CPU (Intel 8080A -> Z80A) and re-designed entirely the mother board and the overall conception.

But these 16k models experienced a lot of little changements which lead into a certain confusion about the Hector / Victor family. First the Victor logo changed, then the name was changed to Hector (to avoid confusion with Victor Technology computers), then the keyboard became AZERTY and a last, the Basic was integrated in ROM. That's a lot for a unique machine ! And I don't speak here about the different versions of ROM.

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NAME  Victor / Hector 1
MANUFACTURER  Micronique
TYPE  Home Computer
ORIGIN  France
YEAR  1981
END OF PRODUCTION  1985 ?
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  None but Basic Level II & Level III, and EDU-Basic (french Basic) available on tape
Then from 83 : Basic Level III built-in ROM
KEYBOARD  Mechanical keyboard
QWERTY and then AZERTY from fall 83
CPU  Intel 8080 then Zilog Z80A
SPEED  2 MHz (8080), 1.7 MHz (Z80)
CO-PROCESSOR  T.I. sound generator (SN 76477N)
RAM  16 KB
ROM  2 KB (4 KB ?)
TEXT MODES  12 x 17
GRAPHIC MODES  112 x 78 in 4 colors
COLORS  8
SOUND  1 voice, 4 octaves (Texas Instrument SN 76477N)
SIZE / WEIGHT  47 (W) x 26.5 (D) x 10.5 (H) cm
I/O PORTS  2 joystick sockets
RGB video output
BUILT IN MEDIA  Tape recorder (1500 bauds)
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in power supply
PERIPHERALS  Joysticks
PRICE  450 (France, december 82)
Family Box (2 joysticks + software) =532 (France, july 83)


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