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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.

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.
MANUFACTURER  Creative Technology
TYPE  Portable
ORIGIN  Singapore
YEAR  October 1984
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  Talking Basic interpreter (Apple ll compatible)
KEYBOARD  Full-Stroke 68 keys with numeric keypad & function keys
CPU  6502 and Z80-A
SPEED  unknown
RAM  64 KB expandable to 192 KB
ROM  16 KB
TEXT MODES  40 or 80 col. x 24 lines
GRAPHIC MODES  40 x 40 or 280 x 192 pixels (2 to 18 Hi-Res. pages)
SOUND  Speech synthetiser and tones generator
SIZE / WEIGHT  Unknown
I/O PORTS  RGB and Composite video, Microphone jack, serial and parallel interfaces, Light-pen
BUILT IN MEDIA  2 x F.D. 5.25 inches - 40 tracks - 48 TPI - 160 KB
OS  Apple ll and CP/M operating systems
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in 70 W P.S.U.
PERIPHERALS  Cubic 10 MB Winchester Hard-disk unit and Apple ll cards
PRICE  Unknown

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