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Tandy 1100 FD

Tandy 1100 FD

Speed8 MHz
Memory640 KB

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Tandy/Radio Shack

Release Date: 1/1/1989
Manufacturer: Tandy/Radio Shack
This nifty little machine cost $999 when it was released and weighs in at 6.4 pounds. The “ugly” display is quite readable although the blue on yellow colour choice may not appeal to all. It comes with DOS 3.3 built into the ROM - a handy feature of this ultra portable. The CPU runs at 8 MHz and the 3.5” floppy is nice although it is only a double-side one, reading a total of 720K per diskette. The screen is 640X200 in resolution and the RAM is a “full” 640K. The machine did fairly well, and is often sought by collectors. Runs the NEC V20 processor.


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User Comments
Dave S (San Diego) on Monday, July 24, 2017
I bought this used in 1991. Used it for work for 5 years. I had to write reports in the field and it was a little worker bee for me. I had to save all my files onto a 3.5 disc as there was no internal storage. Its funny that I use a brand new computer at work now but I pine for the old days of the Tandy 1100 on Friday, January 24, 2014 Brought her out and plugged her in today out of nostalgia... Much like the last commenter, the battery's shot, so I run it on a multi adapter
Steven on Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I have this one at home. But my batterie doesn't work anymore.
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