EG3003 Video Genie System
The Video Genie System (or simply Genie) was a series of computers produced by Hong Kong-based manufacturer EACA in the early 1980s. It was based on the Zilog Z80, which ran at 1.76MHz. They were compatible with the Tandy TRS-80 Model I computers and could be considered a clone although there were hardware and software differences.
The Video Genie System unit included a keyboard, integral cassette player, power supply, and video and UHF modulator outputs. In early 1980 the Video Genie System cost £425 including VAT. However you needed to provide a monitor.
This example in our collection is the second version of the EG3003 that dates from late 1980.
Although Video Genie was the name used in Western Europe, the machines were sold under different names in other countries. In Australia and New Zealand they were known as the Dick Smith System 80 MK I (EG3003) and System 80 MK II (EG3008). In North America they were sold as the PMC-80 and PMC-81.
Manufacturer: EACA Computer Ltd
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