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Kaypro 10

For just a few dollars more than the cost of adding a separate hard drive to an existing computer you could buy the Kaypro 10. A full featured transportable computer, built by Non-Linear Systems in Solana Beach CA. The Kaypro 10 followed the Kaypro II and is similar to it and the Kaypro 4 in […]

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Vector Graphic Inc Pricelist 1979

          SOFTWARE _______ 5/79 Prices subject to change without notice 31364 VIA COLINAS . WESTLAKE VILLAGE. CA 91361 . TEL.: (213) 991-2302

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Commodore 64 Users Guide

  COMMODORE 64 USER’S GUIDE   TABLE OF CONTENTS   INTRODUCTION 1. SETUP 1.1. Unpacking and Connecting the Commodore 64 1.2. Installation 1.3. Optional Connections 1.4. Operation 1.5. Color Adjustment 2. GETTING STARTED 2.1. Keyboard 2.2. Back to Normal 2.3. Loading and Saving Programs 2.4. PRINT and Calculations 2.5. Precedence 2.6. Combining Things 3. BEGINNING […]

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Seattle Computer Gazelle II Brochure

  The Gazelle II from Seattle Computer is an extremely fast microcomputer. It is based on the 10 MHz Intel 8086 CPU and uses a proprietary memory design which enables the Gazelle II to achieve processing speeds and throughput comparable to many minicomputers. The system, housed in a cabinet with optional casters, incorporates 256K bytes […]

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Heathkit H8

As you may already know Heathkit was known for their kit projects and the Heathkit H8 was no exception.  You could buy it in kit for and assemble it yourself for $379.00 or you could buy it pre-assembled for $475.00. While $379.00 may sound like a good deal you would only get the chassis and […]

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Commodore SX-64

This portable computer is the Commodore SX-64 and is known as the first portable with a color screen. It was released in 1984 to compete with the Osborne 1 and Compaq Portable but it didn’t do a very good job of it. Sales were poor and it was discontinued by 1986. The SX-64 used a […]

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Osborne Vixen

The Osborne Computer Corporation offered the Osborne Vixen computer in 1984, just as they were about to go bankrupt. This machine was not officially released by Osborne, but by a consultant named Fred Coury. It was a natural development from the earlier Osborne 1 and was also named “Osborne 4” by some. It was created […]

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Osborne OCC-2 Executive

The Osborne Computer Corporation some original and successful computers. The Osborne Executive came right after their “Osborne 1” model. The Osborne Executive was the source of some improvements over the earlier model, with a larger screen, more memory, and the like. It was designed portable, but in those days that meant “luggable”, as in “luggage”. […]

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RCA Cosmac VIP

The kit computers available in the later part of the seventies, such as the RCA Cosmac VIP, were great tools for those who wanted to learn programing without having to pay a pretty penny. The RCA Cosmac VIP was one of the more expensive of the bunch. But for the extra money, the learner got […]

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Compaq Portable

Compaq portables have been with us for a long time. The very first one was created back in 1982. It was not released until 1983. If you carried it around, it would have been good exercise. It weighed from 28 up to 34 pounds. Compare that with those netbooks today that weigh a pound and […]

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