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Texas Instruments TI 99/4A (Beige)

Texas Instruments TI 99/4A (Beige)

Speed3 MHz
Memory16 KB

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Texas Instruments

TI 99

Release Date: 6/1/1983
Manufacturer: Texas Instruments
Original Retail Price:
Adjusted Inflation Price:
$99.00
$237.34*
 
Donated By: Scott Gregory
 
This very successful computer produced a large number of cartridge games. This particular model (PHC004A) is the cost reduced model that came out around 4 years after the original - at 1/7 of the original price. This computer used a TI TMS 9900 microprocessor (the world's first single-chip 16-bit CPU). Many interesting add-ons such as a speech synthesizer were also available. The TI had other cousin machines but the 99 / 4A was by far the most popular. This cost reduced version failed to catch on as more powerful computers came onto the market.
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