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Eagle Computers were originally manufactured by AVL (Audio Visual Labs) as a controller for audio-video projectors. The original models, the Eagle I and II, had AV ports on the back.

The computers proved so popular that the AV ports were removed, and standard RS-232 and Centronics ports added. The computer division was spun off and Eagle Computers, Inc. was created.

The complete line of CP/M computers they made was: Eagle I, II, III, IV, and V. All were the same except for the storage. The Eagle I had a single single-sided (SS) double-density (DD) 96-tpi 5.25" floppy-disk drive, the Eagle II had two of these. The Eagle III had two double-sided (DS) DD 96-tpi 5.25" FDD. The Eagle IV had one of these and a 10-Mb hard disk, and the Eagle V had one of these and a 32-Mb hard disk.

The Is and Vs were not sold in large numbers, because of the small storage capacity of the former, and the high capacity and higher price of the latter. Who needed 32 Mb?

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There are a few errors in the Spellbinder essay. Spellbinder was a two-man company, founded by UC Davis psychology professor John Bintz and Perry Gee, who wrote the software. You seem to have conflated the story of Eagle Computer president Dennis Barnhardt''s untimely demise in his Ferrari the day the company went public. Lexisoft folded because they never developed a WYSIWYG capability for Spellbinder and the industry passed them by. I don''t know what happened to Perry, but John and his wife retired, sold their house in Davis, CA, bought a motor home and hit the road.

Tuesday 28th July 2020
ND Martin (United States)

Was this system able to play any games? We had one a lot like it in my fifth grade class that had an all text adventure game.

Tuesday 18th April 2023
Hermania (Canada)

i was wondering which model is most common today

Thursday 13rd January 2011
mrkoolnerd (usa)


NAME  Eagle
MANUFACTURER  Eagle Computers Inc.
TYPE  Professional Computer
YEAR  april 1980
KEYBOARD  Full-stroke ketboard with separated numeric keypad
CPU  Zilog Z80 A
RAM  64 KB
TEXT MODES  80 x 24
COLORS  monochrome green display
I/O PORTS  Centronics, 2 x serial/RS232, SASI
AV ports on AVI models
BUILT IN MEDIA  According the model
OS  CP/M 2.2
PRICE  Eagle III : $1600 (USA, 1982)
Eagle IV : $2600 (USA, 1982)

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