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TRS-80 Color Computer Book

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TRS-80 Color Computer Book
TRS-80 Color Computer Book
Title TRS-80 Color Computer Book
Author Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken
Publisher Betascript Publishing
Pub Date 2010-06-11
Pages
ISBN 6130339054
ISBN-13 9786130339050
Alibris 9511648778
Language English
Format Softcover
Notes
Info Source Luis Fernandez

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer was a home computer launched in 1980. Despite the name, the Color Computer was a radical departure from earlier TRS-80 Models—in particular, it had a Motorola 6809E processor rather than the TRS-80's Zilog Z80. The Motorola 6809E was an advanced processor, but was correspondingly more expensive than other more popular microprocessors. Competing machines such as the Commodore VIC-20, the Commodore 64, the Atari 400, and the Atari 800 were designed around a combination of the much cheaper 6502, paired with dedicated sound and graphics chips, and were much more commercially successful in the 1980s home computer market. Steve Wozniak once commented that the 6502 was one fourth the price of the Motorola 6800 when the original Apple was being developed in the late '70s. By 1986 prices for 8-bit processors had dropped dramatically from the late '70s, but the MC6809 was still just over twice the price of a MOS6502.