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.
We need more info about this computer ! If you designed, used, or have more info about this system,
please send us pictures or anything you might find useful.
Victor / Hector 1
END OF PRODUCTION
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
Mechanical keyboard QWERTY and then AZERTY from fall 83
Intel 8080 then Zilog Z80A
2 MHz (8080), 1.7 MHz (Z80)
T.I. sound generator (SN 76477N)
2 KB (4 KB ?)
12 x 17
112 x 78 in 4 colors
1 voice, 4 octaves (Texas Instrument SN 76477N)
SIZE / WEIGHT
47 (W) x 26.5 (D) x 10.5 (H) cm
2 joystick sockets RGB video output
BUILT IN MEDIA
Tape recorder (1500 bauds)
Built-in power supply
450 (France, december 82) Family Box (2 joysticks + software) =532 (France, july 83)