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Superbrain II QD

The Intertec Superbrain was first sold by Intertec in 1979. It was advertised as an "All in ONE smart portable lightweight console (45 lb [20 kg]): Just add a printer!" The all-in-one console featured a 12-inch screen, 80-key keyboard with numeric keypad, and dual double density 5-inch disk drives. The machine ran the operating system CP/M and was somewhat unusual in that it used dual Z80 CPUs, the second being used as a disk controller.

The Superbrain II was released in 1982 and featured a faster and enhanced disk operating system, new video visual attributes and better graphics capabilities. There were several variants of the Superbrain II:

  • Jr - double density disk drives, total storage capacity of 328K
  • QD - quad density disk drives, total storage capacity of 680K
  • SD - super density disk drives, total storage capacity of 1.5MB

Price of the various systems in 1983:

Superbrain II Double Density - $1970
Superbrain II Quad Density - $2376
Superbrain II Super Density - $2684

Our model II QD with manuals was very kindly donated by Helen Williams.

Manufacturer: Intertec Data Systems
Date: 1982



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Superbrain II QD Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Superbrain User's Manual Intertec 1 Sep 1980
Hardware Information on the Superbrain Jonathan W Platt 1981
SuperBrain Miscellany Intertec Oct 1982
SuperBrain Documentation and Manuals Intertec 1983

Magazines RELATED to Superbrain II QD in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Practical Computing - September 1979 ECC Sep 1979
Practical Computing - October 1979 ECC Oct 1979
Practical Computing - November 1979 IPC Electrical Electronic Press Nov 1979
Practical Computing - January 1980 IPC Electrical Electronic Press Jan 1980
Practical Computing - April 1980, Volume 3, Issue 4 IPC Electrical Electronic Press Apr 1980
Personal Computer World - August 1980 Aug 1980
Computer Age - September 1980 Computer Age Sep 1980
Personal Computer World - October 1980 Oct 1980

Catalogues RELATED to Superbrain II QD in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
The Superbrain Collection Wordmongers 1 Jan 1984

Other Systems Related To Superbrain II QD:

Item Manufacturer Date
Superbrain Intertec Data Systems 1979
Superbrain Intertec Data Systems 1979
Superbrain II QD Intertec Data Systems 1982

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH16816. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

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