Enterprise 128 - One Two Eight
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The Enterprise One Two Eight was a British computer with a BASIC Interpreter which was supplied on a ROM cartridge and could be easily replaced with any other language. This BASIC is a very powerful structured program with great graphic commands and can store several programs simultaneously in RAM. It has a small word processing in ROM and up to 32 computers can be linked together.
The first machine to be released to market was the Enterprise 64, which as the name suggested had half the memory of this machine, and despite being an excellent computer technically, the higher price and similar specs to its rivals such as the Amstrad CPC range, led to poor sales and the company was to abandon this model and replace it with the 128.
Sadly although first announced in 1983, it was to take the company two years to bring to market, by which time it's opportunity to challenge in the market place was long gone.
Technically otherwise identical to the first machine, this machine was also not a great success, and is a rare collector's piece nowadays commanding high prices. The software if it can be found is also worth a lot of money, and includes some ZX Spectrum favourites such as Starstrike and Nodes of Yesod.
One of the most striking features of the Enterprise is the low profile of the machine, it is very thin, and has other good features such as an inbuilt joystick.
Manufacturer: Enterprise Computers
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