TRS-80 Personal Computer

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Date Introduced
1977
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
3 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.
Manufacturer
Radio Shack (A division of Tandy Corporation)
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Object ID
102626722; 102626723
Speed
1.78 MHz
Memory Type
Semiconductor
Memory Size
4K
Memory Width
8-bit
Cost
$599

Before 1977, most home computers were kits requiring technical know-how. The TRS-80 represented a new generation of inexpensive, mass-market personal computers. It came fully assembled with a monitor, keyboard and pre-installed BASIC software, using an audiocassette recorder for storage.