Mitac LIC-2001A Little Intelligent Computer

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Wed Jan 21 22:21:58 2004

It's rare that I find a unique and interesting computer these days. This
Mitac LIC-2001A Little Intelligent Computer is one such. Apparently, it
was marketed in Japan because it has the Katakana (I think) character set
painted onto the keycap fronts, but otherwise is a standard QWERTY
keyboard layout.

The back connectors include:

1) Power
2) Joystick (a 16-pin DIP socket mounted on its side!)
3) Tape In
4) Tape Out
5) TV (the jack of an RF modulator)
6) Expansion
7) Drive 1
8) Drive 2
9) Printer
10) Monitor (RCA type jack)
11) 80 Column (RCA type jack)

Now, as I typed this, I started to sense something familiar, especially
when I took into account the pin count on the disk drive connectors, and
especially with the joystick port. I do believe this is an Apple ][+
clone. I opened it up and it has a 6502 and a Z80 onboard, with three
ROMs and lots of RAM chips, sort of like many ][+ clones I've seen (I have
at least a couple or three other ][+ clones with 6502 and Z80 on-board).

I just can't verify this by booting it up because it has a very funky
power connector which requires an external power supply of some sort
(which I didn't get with this).

Anyone ever heard of this? The web turns up empty.

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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