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Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer 1

See below for specifications and information on this system.

Specifications and information

Introduced: 1981
Original Price: $400
CPU: Motorola 6809E, 0.8 MHz
Memory: 16K RAM; 6K ROM
Display Capability: 32 lines by 16 character text, 256x192 8-color graphics
Operating System: ROM BASIC
Input/Output: Composite color video output; Joystick ports; cartridge port
Bus: N/A
Other Items in Collection: Floppy disk drive and controller cartridge; some game cartridges; some documentation

The Color Computer, or CoCo for short, was initially used for learning BASIC and playing cartridge-based games (see below).  In later incarnations it developed a large memory capacity and the ability to run a fairly sophisticated operating system, OS-9.

Tandy Color Computer Game Cartridges.  The one on the right has the spring-loaded connector shield pulled back so you can see the card edge connector.

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