Hardware

Tandy TRS-80 Model 100 Teardown

What did $999 get you in 1983?

In 1983, Tandy released the TRS-80 Model 100 at $999 (US). Adjusted for inflation, the machine would cost $2,187 (US) in 2010.

The Model 100 came with an 2.4MHz 8-bit Intel 80C85 CPU (a CMOS verions of the Intel 8085) and 8Kb of base RAM (expandable to 32KB). The machine aslo came with an onboard ROM, which stored pre-installed software, such Basic, Text, Telcom, and Schedule, and Address.

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