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E > EACA  > VIDEO GENIE III / EG-3200   


This Eaca was the successor of the Genie I and Genie II. It was compatible with the Tandy TRS-80 Model 1.

The system was supplied with two operating systems, NEWDOS-80 version 2.0 (already available on Genie 1, Genie 2 or TRS-80 Model 1) and CP/M 2.2.
Up to four 5'' or 8'' disk drives (640 KB each) could be connected.

When NEWDOS was loaded, the BASIC used was a RAM version of the TRS-80 Mod.1 ROM BASIC supplied by Microsoft. The video display showed 16 lines of 64 characters and the machine emulated a TRS-80 Model 1.

Under CP/M, the video display showed 25 lines of 80 Characters and the machine emulated a standard CP/M system.

The system featured a built-in real-time clock. Users could add an optional 288 x 640 pixels high-resolution graphics board (which seems to be exactly like the one of the Genie 1), a programmable-character interface or an external 5 MB hard-disk to run MP/M operating system.

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TYPE  Professional Computer
ORIGIN  Hong Kong
YEAR  1982
KEYBOARD  Detachable full-stroke 86 keys with numeric keypad and 8 function keys
CPU  Zilog Z80A
SPEED  3.2 MHz
RAM  64 KB (up to 192 KB)
TEXT MODES  16 lines x 64 char. / 24 lines x 80 char.
GRAPHIC MODES  None in basic version
COLORS  monochrome
SOUND  Built-in speaker
I/O PORTS  Parallel Centronics, Serial RS-232
BUILT IN MEDIA  Two 5.25'' 640 KB disk-drives
OS  CP/M or NewDOS-80
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in switching PSU
PERIPHERALS  288 x 640 pixels graphic board, programmable characters interface, 5 MB Hard-disk
PRICE  $3400 - £2185

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