|07-02-2010, 04:32 AM||#29|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Somewhere between the CPU and the DMA :-P
Re: Homebrew Tandy 1000 PC replica
Thanks for your reply and also for sharing your interesting first-hand account with us!
As you've stated the CoCo3 was indeed a much more powerful beast than the machine it replaced (Z80-based CoCo2, of which I owned a clone) and put it inline with the Tandy 1000 and it's 8088 CPU, which in terms of basic performance was in the same league as the 6809..
One thing that I didn't get about the CoCo3: It wasn't compatible with either MS-DOS or most of the CoCo2 related stuff, yet it was a really nice machine? Tandy obviously wanted to try and the market to a higher level in 8-bit computing circles methinks..
Totally did not know about the enhanced 68k CoCo derivatives (the machines you referred to as systems IV/V) Good to see your old company (Delmar Co.) picked up the ball and make their own advanced CoCo derivatives after Tandy pulled out of that market! Really fascinating stuff!
See my homebrew retro PC project
Last edited by basman74; 07-02-2010 at 08:43 AM..
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