Tandy 10 Business Computer System

From: Michael Nadeau <menadeau_at_comcast.net>
Date: Wed Aug 11 18:02:31 2004

My understanding is that the Model 10 was sold only at the Fort Worth
outlet. It was likely a relabeled system or made to Tandy's spec by another
company. It was available for a short while in 1978 between the time of the
Model I's introduction and the introduction of the Model II. It's a dead-end
on the Tandy evolutionary tree.

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Subject: Re: Tandy 10 Business Computer System

> I have a flyer I picked up for it back in the days when Tandy was selling
these. The picture shows a desk with what looks like a terminal of some
sort built into the top. To one side is a large box which appears to have 2
8" floppy drives where you'd find the drawers of the desk. The specs are
listed as 8080 cpu, 48k memory, 24x80 video display, 2 dual sided diskette
drives, extended version of Dartmouth BASIC, ADOS Disk Operating System all
for $9,995.00. Fortran compiler for $300.00 and several printer options are
also listed. Some other details listed but that's the main part. I picked
this up at a Radio Shack Computer Center IIRC. I believe they dropped it
about the time they came out with the Model II.
> David
> Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com> wrote:
> It was NOT a predecessor to the TRS-80, nor a model 2/12/16.
> While Radio Shack was peddling the TRS-80,
> Tandy was trying to peddle some "business" "mini-computer"s.
> IIRC, it was built into a desk. I don't know where you had
> to go to actually SEE one (I don't think that even the Radio
> Shack "computer center"s had them), but Tandy did have a
> catalog for them. I have no idea what the specs were.
> LATER, Radio Shack came out with the model 2 (Z80, with 8" drives,
> and CP/M capable through third parties, such as Pickles and Trout
> or Lifeboat).
> Then the models 12 and 16 (Z80 AND 68000!)
> On Tue, 10 Aug 2004, Joe R. wrote:
> > I wonder if they meant a model 16?
> >
> > Joe
> >
> >
> > At 05:58 PM 8/10/04 -0400, you wrote:
> > >While reading through an old (1979) book, I came across a reference to
> > Tandy 10 system (complete with picture), as an example of "turnkey
> > systems". Judging from the date of publication, I presume this is some
> > precursor to the TRS-80, but I have not been able to dig up any more
> > on it. Has anyone else ever heard of such a computer before, and could
> > share your info, please?
> > >
> > >--T
> > >
> > >Jam the computer...trash every lethal machine in the land! -- Timothy
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