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Friday, April 8, 2011

God forbid they re-create the TRS80 model 1

Some of us remember the Commodore 64...perhaps even fondly.  It's back, but instead of 64KB of RAM, the new one includes 2 GB of DDR3 memory and is expandable to 4 GB.  It also includes a slot or tray load DVD R/W(Bluray optional) on the left side of the unit and a multi format card reader/writer and a USB slot on the right side of the unit. There are an additional 4 USB slots on the rear of the unit.  I'm not clear on why this is needed, but the company claims to be selling out of them.  What's next?  A re-release of the TRS80 model 1 or a TI-99?  (My first computer was a TRS80 model 1 with a whopping 48K of RAM and a 5 1/4 inch single-sided floppy drive, which was a HUGE improvement over the more common cassette tape drives.)

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