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Franklin ACE 1200

See below for specifications and information on this system.

Specifications and information

Original Price:  
CPU: Dual 6502, 1 MHz plus Z-80B, 4 MHz
Memory: 4K-48K (3 banks of 4K or 16K RAM), this unit has 48K installed
Operating System: BASIC in ROM
Apple DOS
Input/Output: Composite color video output, built-in speaker, joystick DIP jack on motherboard
Other I/O options on cards
Bus: Apple II bus, 6 slots
Other Items in Collection: N/A

The Franklin ACE was a clone of the Apple II+. This is an ACE 1200, which has a Z-80 card and runs CP/M as well as Apple II operating systems. This unit is also equipped with the Franklin ACE 10 dual 5 1/4" floppy drive system that replaces the ACE's normal case top.

Here's a 3/4 view of the ACE:

And an interior view. This shows the disk controller card on the left, followed by the Z-80B CPU coprocessor card for CP/M, the 80 column card, and the parallel printer card.

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