The TA Alphatronic PC is a compact 8-bit computer, from the German manufacturer Triumph-Adler in 1984
The TA had a PC CPU the Zilog Z80, which is compatible to the Intel 8085, but was possessed some extensions. keyboard with separate number pad and six function was integrated into the case. With a price of DM 1495, it was competitive and finished among the top five of German sales statistics. It was used mainly as a small office computer because it had no pixel graphics, but only a block graph.
* CPU: Z80 A, 4 MHz CPU: Z80 A, 4 MHz
* 64 kB RAM 64 kB RAM
* 32 kB ROM 32 kB ROM
* Monochrome-Monitor and TV Video outputs for color, monochrome
* 40 × 24/80 × 36 characters in text mode
* 160 × 72 pixels in graphics mode (640 × 288 in 4 × 4 blocks)
* 16 colors
* Tone Generator
* Output for tape recorder ( Kansas City standard )
* Output for 5 ¼-inch floppy drives
* Internal power supply
* Typewriter keyboard with separate numeric and cursor keys and six function keys
* ROM slot for games and applications
* Serial interface ( V.24 ) for printer or acoustic coupler (modem time were still allowed)
* Parallel port ( Centronics )
* Dimensions (W × D × H): 405 mm × 255 mm × 73 mm
* Weight: 3,500 grams
Our unit (Type CK - 8 DB 10175) is in excellent condition with the original box and packaging and together with a disk drive uinit and a further Matmos PC and disk drive.
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