These darned old computers

From: Brian Chase <>
Date: Sun Aug 25 13:31:01 2002

On Sun, 25 Aug 2002, Fred Cisin (XenoSoft) wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Aug 2002, Sellam Ismail wrote:

> > Two different models of computer. We're talking about the CoCo2. The
> > CoCo3 is definitely a leap forward in many regards.
> > The CoCo2 only has an RF video out.
> I was talking about the Coco.
> You've got a model that is a leap forward in many regards.
> Yours was even intended to have more than 16K of RAM!

Admittedly, the original CoCo was a terribly lame computer system.
I can say this because my first home computer, as a wee little fellow
in my 7th year, was a 4KB CoCo with a cassette recorder for storage.

Last night I did a little searching on the net, curious about the
history of the system, and found that it was introduced in 1980 at
a price of US$399. From what little I know of home computer prices
around that time, it seems like a fairly inexpensive system.
My questions are: what other systems were in the same price range
as the original CoCo when it was introduced, and what were their
feature sets?

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