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TRS-80 Model 102

TRS-80 Model 102

Speed3 MHz
Memory8 KB

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Tandy/Radio Shack

Release Date: 1/1/1985
Manufacturer: Tandy/Radio Shack
Original Retail Price:
Adjusted Inflation Price:
$799.00
$1,773.08*
 
Donated By: John Brent, Sean Carruthers
 
Actually created by Kyocera of Japan, the 102 is still in use today by many people. Its comfortable keyboard makes writing on the road pleasant, and it easily interfaces to more modern computers. The optional Disk/Video interface shown here allowed you to connect this unit to mass storage and a video screen for easier viewing and editing. The 24 KB of RAM can contain a fair amount of writing and the CMOS CPU (80c85) can run for 20 hours with only 4 AA batteries! An optional 9V adapter could also be used. The initial price was $799 and suprisingly, the unit has still retained some value over the years because of its application.

 

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* Inflation data courtesy of www.inflationdata.com. Values are approximate using our own calculations.