The Oric Stratos was planned to replace the Oric Atmos. It was quite close to the Atmos but had some clever enhancements like a built-in floppy disk controller.
This computer was never marketed but when Euréka purchased Oric, the Stratos project inspired a lot the Telestrat computer.
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According to issue 10 of Big K magazine (January 1985), it was announced that the Stratos would not come with a built-in BASIC - like the Telestrat that was based on it. So maybe this needs correcting in the information.
Saturday 7th January 2012
David Davies (Wales, United Kingdom)
STRATOS / IQ 164
Never released - conceived in 1984
BUILT IN LANGUAGE
Oric Super Extended Basic
QWERTY, mechanical, same as Atmos & Telestrat ESC, DEL, CTRL, 2 SHIFT, FUNCT, RETURN, arrows
64 kb, 37486 bytes free
48 kb, up to 112 kb with 2 rom-packs
40 x 28 (80 x 26 planned)
240 x 200, 8 colors High Resolution with 16 colors planned
8 (16 planned)
General Instruments AY-3-8912 3 voices, 8 octaves
SIZE / WEIGHT
34,8 x 26 x 7,1 cm
2 cartridge slots 2 joystick sockets RF Video output Shugart disk-drive port RS232c connector Parallel / Centronics port Expansion port Modem DIN plug Tape-Recorder DIN plug