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Radio Shack TRS-80 Computer Line (1980-1983)

Radio Shack TRS-80 Computer Line (1980-1983)

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Tandy TRS-80 Model 100

RadioShack’s TRS-80 computer line (Unofficially referred to as Trash-80) was already a successful brand when they released the world’s first notebook-style computer, the TRS-80 Model 100. The Model 100 sold for between $1,099 and $1,399 upon release in March 1983. The Model 100 was originally sold in Japan by a company named Kyocera, and was branded as the Kyotronic 85. Because of minimal sales, they sold the rights to the computer to Tandy Corporation, who sold the rebranded computer through North American RadioShack stores. The Model 100 quickly became one of RadioShack’s best-selling products of all time, selling over six million units before its discontinuation. 

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TRS-80 Pocket Computer

The Radio Shack TRS-80 Pocket Computer, rebranded as the PC-1 after the release of the PC-2, was released in July 1980. It was the first BASIC based computer that could fit in your pocket! It was actually the same as the Sharp PC-1211, but sold by Radio Shack in the United States. It cost $230 at release in 1980. It was rebranded as the PC-1 in 1982 when Radio Shack released the PC-2. Also seen here is the Radio Shack TRS-80 Printer/Cassette Interface. It was released in 1982 for a price of $149.00. It was a dot-matrix printer and could print 16 characters on a line.

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