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T > TANDY RADIO SHACK  > 1000


 

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Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Guy (Hawai''i)

I had both the Tandy 1000 (purchased in 1986) and the Tandy 1000 TL. I was very satisfied with both. I was a previous owner of the TRS-80 (my introduction to home computers and programming). The things which that drew me to the Tandy 1000-series were the price (several hundred dollars cheaper than the IBM counterpart), ease of upgrade (I always installed my own parts) and the 16-color monitor and 3-voice sound card (available in the PC Jr, but no one wanted a computer named Junior!)


Friday 30th January 2015
Skel (Canada)
Diskery

I HAD a Tandy-1000. It was in perfect working condition but sadly, when I had to move from a house to an apartment (downsizing) two years ago, it simply could not fit. I had a choice $ keep the Commodore 64 (the computer I had as a kid) or the T1000 (one that was gifted to me 10 years ago from family friends). The case of the computer was damaged in a house fire years before but it otherwise worked perfectly. In the end, it was scrapped for parts. :( I kept those parts and used them when I was teaching at university as part of a class project to construct a computer. :) In a way... it lives on. I enjoyed writing this article years ago and still love to read it. :)


Monday 17th June 2013
Tony (United States)

I have a Tandy 1000 with Monitor, keyboard, and a Tandy Dot Matrix Printer 430. Used very little


Monday 17th October 2011
Logan (Arkansas)

I have a tandy 1000 TL/2. It has 640kb of RAM, a 3.5 inch floppy drive for 760k disks, CGA monitor, and Deskmate 3. Deskmate comes with Hangman, a word processor, a program to create and record music, a worksheet program, a painting program, a caculator, some schedule keeping things, PC-Link, address keeping programs, a telephone answering program, and MS-dos 3.3. Deskmate and DOS are built into the ROM so it starts up very fast (3-6 seconds!). It has 4 8-bit ISA slots (I think), you can add an IDE hard drive, and a CD-ROM drive can be added. Somehow the monitor works even though one of the connection pins on the cable is missing. anyway its an excellent machine.


Monday 17th October 2011
Logan (Arkansas)

I have a tandy 1000 TL/2. It has 640kb of RAM, a 3.5 inch floppy drive for 760k disks, CGA monitor, and Deskmate 3. Deskmate comes with Hangman, a word processor, a program to create and record music, a worksheet program, a painting program, a caculator, some schedule keeping things, PC-Link, address keeping programs, a telephone answering program, and MS-dos 3.3. Deskmate and DOS are built into the ROM so it starts up very fast (3-6 seconds!). It has 4 8-bit ISA slots (I think), you can add an IDE hard drive, and a CD-ROM drive can be added. Somehow the monitor works even though one of the connection pins on the cable is missing. anyway its an excellent machine.


Monday 17th October 2011
Logan (Arkansas)

I have a tandy 1000 TL/2. It has 640kb of RAM, a 3.5 inch floppy drive for 760k disks, CGA monitor, and Deskmate 3. Deskmate comes with Hangman, a word processor, a program to create and record music, a worksheet program, a painting program, a caculator, some schedule keeping things, PC-Link, address keeping programs, a telephone answering program, and MS-dos 3.3. Deskmate and DOS are built into the ROM so it starts up very fast (3-6 seconds!). It has 4 8-bit ISA slots (I think), you can add an IDE hard drive, and a CD-ROM drive can be added. Somehow the monitor works even though one of the connection pins on the cable is missing. anyway its an excellent machine.


Monday 17th October 2011
Logan (Arkansas)

I have a tandy 1000 TL/2. It has 640kb of RAM, a 3.5 inch floppy drive for 760k disks, CGA monitor, and Deskmate 3. Deskmate comes with Hangman, a word processor, a program to create and record music, a worksheet program, a painting program, a caculator, some schedule keeping things, PC-Link, address keeping programs, a telephone answering program, and MS-dos 3.3. Deskmate and DOS are built into the ROM so it starts up very fast (3-6 seconds!). It has 4 8-bit ISA slots (I think), you can add an IDE hard drive, and a CD-ROM drive can be added. Somehow the monitor works even though one of the connection pins on the cable is missing. anyway its an excellent machine.


Wednesday 18th May 2011
Pat (Canada)

Wow, what a trip down memory lane...

I bought the the original Tandy 1000 (4.77mhz, 128k ram, 2 5╝ disk drives, CGA monitor) for $1600can the year it came out (I was a teenager). I later bought an expansion board to bring the ram up to 640k, which also set be back some serious dough back then! :) It was indeed a beast in its days.

It''s unreal how many lawns I mowed and kids I babysat to pay for that toy!


Monday 20th September 2010
Steve A (USA)

The Tandy 1000 was my gaming machine, side-by-side with my Colecovision. While the Colecovision has long since been dead, my Tandy 1000 still runs when I hook it up. I still have 20+ games, all in 16 color glory.

It''s nice knowing it still chugs along, because it was a great introduction into PC gaming :)


Tuesday 31st August 2010
Robert H (USA)

Much as I hate to argue, but the Tandy 1000 HX was not the first. The original was the Tandey 1000 (no letters after) I always wondered what dad $ped on mine was, but I spent many summers as a kid cutting grass just to pay him for it. It was my first true DOS pc. Prior to that I used a CPM board and a WHYSINC terminal. My T-1000 was a beast for the time I had the memory maxed, a 3.5 inch 720k floppy, and a 20 meg MFM HD card. (it was a drive mounted on a card that was latter replaced with two 70meg 5.25 full hight HD in a AT case. I went to the local computer junk store and had the ribbion cables custom made (about 3 feet a peiece. the data cable and the two control cables) I used that system till it finally died and I moved on the the 386/16mhz around 1988. It was the Best first real computer I ever hadm and even though I have sever Laptops and desktops with things that I never would have thought of then I still miss that old Tandy PC


Thursday 8th February 2007
Seth (Earth)

As a child, we had the Tandy 1000 HD in our house, which was the original Tandy 1000, but with a 10MB hard drive in the 2nd bay instead of a floppy. I can't imagine what my dad dropped to buy that machine at the time (circa 1985). Let me tell you, this thing was a rock! I think it never actually died, we just ended up replacing it with a 386 at some point. I owe my DOS skills and lifelong fascination with computers to that system.





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