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Tandy 1000 HX

Tandy 1000 HX

Speed7.16 MHz
Memory256 KB

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Tandy/Radio Shack

Release Date: 1/1/1988
Manufacturer: Tandy/Radio Shack
Donated By: Susan Gamble
This Intel 8088 based unit was one of the first PC compatible machines to ship with a built-in 3.5 disk drive. The Tandy machines of this era had a much friendlier boot process than a standard PC, with a version of DOS built right into the ROM of the machine. A Deskmate software bundle was also included and the machine is capable of CGA graphics. With only 256 KB of RAM, you were limited to what programs would work but this was an entry level machine. The memory expansion was not industry standard unfortunately, and Tandy did not manufacture a hard drive for this unit (although some third party vendors did).

User Comments
Lisa on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
This was my first computer. Loved the Sierra games too. I used it for many years. Loved it.
Mike F on Saturday, November 23, 2013
My 1st PC. It came out in mid 1987 not 1988. All those sierra games I played on it.
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