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TeleVideo TS 1603 Computer System

The TS 1603 is a 16-bit single-board microcomputer that utilizes Intel's 8088 microprocessor. The standard system memory is 128 kilobytes (128K) with an optional expansion to 256K.

The 5 1/4-inch slim-line floppy drives have a formatted capacity of 737 kilobytes each. This gives the TS 1603 a formatted on-line storage capacity of 1.47 megabytes.  Each formatted diskette can hold approximately 180 pages of double-spaced text.

The TS 1603's single-board computer and memory are housed in the same case with the two slim-line floppy drives.  The drives are mounted vertically on one side of the system case in a new "cooling-tower" architecture that eliminates the need for a fan.

The TS 1603 features a unique ergonomic design that allows adjustment of the screen to a comfortable viewing angle. The system's 14-inch glare-free screen is a P31 green phosphor CRT for reduced eye fatigue. The alphanumeric display is 24 lines by 80 characters.

The detachable keyboard features a Selectric-style layout of the alphanumeric keys, a numeric keypad for accounting applications, and 16 programmable function keys for added simplicity of end-user interaction. The keyboard is connected to the main unit by a coiled telephone-type cable allowing you to move the keyboard to a comfortable position.  The keyboard's low profile and integral palm-rest complement the ergonomic design of the video display.  This total design keeps operator fatigue to a minimum even throughout extended computing sessions.

Serial No: 03040681 and is complete with the original manual dated 1st April 1983

Includes 128k CP/M-86 vers 1.1 Boot Disk
Users Manual - Televideo part Number 2248600, dated 1st April 1983 ( no joke honest), 100+ pages.
Printer cable
Power Lead (Not original)
Including Boot Disk with standard CP/M-86 utilities for example...

•Telewrite 86
•DBASE II - 8 Bit version
•Telecalc 86
•TS802 - Cobol Compiler
•ASM86
•Wordstar
•Mailmerge
•MBASIC
•BASIC
•Multiplan

Manufacturer: Televideo
Date: 1st April 1983

TeleVideo TS 1603 Computer System Manuals :

Item Manufacturer Date
TeleVideo TS 1603 Computer System User Manual 01-04-1983

Magazines RELATED to TeleVideo TS 1603 Computer System in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Practical Computing - August 1982 August 1982
Byte August 1984 August 1984
Byte January 1988 January 1988

Other Systems Related To TeleVideo TS 1603 Computer System:

Item Manufacturer Date
TeleVideo TS 803 Computer System Televideo 1st January 1983

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH4771. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

TeleVideo TS 1603 Computer System


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