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Superbrain

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 CRT screen, 80-key keyboard with numeric keypad, and dual double density 5-inch disk drives. The 12-inch screen displayed 24 lines of 80 characters. The machine ran the operating system CP/M and was somewhat unusual in that it used dual Z80 CPUs which run at 4MHz, the second being used as a disk controller. The Superbrain was available with either 32K or 64K of RAM.

An advert in Practical Computing, October 1979 advertises the computer for £1995 as a "one-off price".

Serial No: 708927

Manufacturer: Intertec Data Systems
Date: 1979



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Superbrain 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 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 in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
The Superbrain Collection Wordmongers 1 Jan 1984

Other Systems Related To Superbrain:

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

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH43313. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

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