Tandy 10 Business Computer System

From: Michael Nadeau <menadeau_at_comcast.net>
Date: Wed Aug 11 18:30:51 2004

Just found a reference to the Tandy 10 in the March 1979 issue of BYTE, page
108. The Tandy 10 was built for Tandy by Digital Data Systems to be sold in
its early computer centers. In addition to the Model I, the short piece
mentions a Tandy 150, which appears to be a Tandy-assembled minicomputer
that used the Computer Automation processor.

I've seen photos of the Tandy 10, and know that a few were built, but I
can't confirm that the Tandy 150 was ever built.

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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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