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Tandy 1000 SX

Tandy 1000 SX
Tandy/Radio Shack

Release Date: 1/1/1986
Manufacturer: Tandy/Radio Shack
 
Donated By: Wilma Green
 
The Tandy 1000 TX was very similar to the Tandy 1000, having an external keyboard and similar casing. The most major difference was the addition of an 80286 CPU; otherwise, it was nearly identical to the Tandy 1000, including the odd parallel port edge connector. The TX had a 3.5" drive, with an optional 5.25" drive. It contained hookups for two joysticks in the front along with the keyboard, and included a volume control with a phono input on the front. The back had all of the same ports as the Tandy 1000. The memory size was 640k (upgradable to 768k, which was devoted to video) and the computer came bundled with Deskmate. The SX was identical to the TX except it used a 8088 processor and came with 2 5.25" drives.

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G3clamshell on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
hi!! i discover this site yesterday !! very nice ! i'm from Quebec and me and some friend likes old computers and we have some olds one too . but a week ago we bought a Tandy 1000SL . looks like new and perfect but when i powered it up there was a continuous " death chime " so i take it apart , clean and verify parts and reassemble it but still won't boot !! :-( any idea someone ?? please i find nothing on internet. jpowerpunch@gmail.com thks!!!
j s on Sunday, October 20, 2013
The Tandy 1000TL was a very similar system. Both were made by Matsushita and marketed by them as the Panasonic Small Business System. Like all 1000s, this computer has enhanced 3-channel sound provided by a General Instrument AY-3-8910.
Josh Morgan on Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Oh yeah, my first computer. Played a lot of King's Quest on this bad boy. So many disks to insert....
Michael on Friday, April 08, 2011
My wife and I has a 1000 sx and we opted for the TrackStar 128 add on board. The TrackStar board, along with the trackStar disk, would transform the 1000 sx into an Apple 2e. Yes, I ran AppleWorks on an IBM clone.
James V Kautz on Friday, December 17, 2010
I used one of these and still have it in my garage, but it won't boot up anymore (too much sawdust, I think). I just can't seem to get rid of it. I wrote a lot of crappy poetry on it during college, and kept a journal on it too, earning me a nickname that I still have to this day - "Doogie." I also had an expansion card with a 20 MB hard drive mounted on it and the serial mouse adapter card, as well as a whack of DeskMate software.
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