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Ghost_Hacker
07-25-2001, 11:00 AM
I did not know there was such a thing,(it came out during my college years so that may explain alot http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif )but not only was it made it's still in use today!!! Does anyone have one of these puppies?

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/07/22/BU160803.DTL

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iisbob
07-25-2001, 11:03 AM
It's so odd you should post this ghost as just 2 days ago i stopped at a yard sale ans found a TRS-200 laptop! They were asking $50 for and wouldn't come down! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/frown.gif I offerd $20 ( wotrth that alone just for the nostalgia http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif ) but no takers . And the beauty of it is it still worked!! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

Ahh, brings back the good old days of Radio shack domination. Before that upstart at MS took over the market.

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Paleo Pete
07-26-2001, 12:14 AM
Can't say I have one, or have even ever seen one, but I knew they existed. I've seen the TRS-80 desktops in resale shops, passed a couple up not too long ago, and have a friend who has a Tandy 1000 that worked until his granddaughter got her hands on it...I'll have to do some tinkering with it before long...

The Commodore 64 was its biggest competitor, those are not easy to come by these days either, and I goofed bad and passed one up about a year ago for $10. With everything-monitor, external floppy, numerical keypad, Koala pad (for drawing), printer, keyboard, mouse, and in excellent condition. It looked like someone had just taken it off their desk...

Laptops though, I've found very few, and wish now I had grabbed the one I looked at in St Louis. Two floppies, (3 1/2") no hard drive, DOS 3.3 with manuals, and seemed to work great. I didn't want a laptop without a hard drive, and wasn't as much into obsolete machines as I am now...But it wasn't a Tandy...I'm not sure if it would have ever worked again if it were dropped, even on carpet.



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