Ohio Superboard II Model 610
One of the first successful single board micros was the Ohio Scientifc Superboard II. In 1978, this machine shipped with a 6502 processor, 4K of memory and was expandable to quite respectable 8K. The video system displayed 24 lines of 24 characters on a monochrome composite monitor and a system monitor and 8K Microsoft BASIC was supplied in ROM. All you had to do was add your own case, power supply, display, and a cassette recorder for saving/loading programs. The price? An astoundingly affordable $279. They also offered basically the same system as the Challenger IP with case and power supply for $349, and a fully expanded system with 16K memory and a 5 1/4-inch floppy drive wentfor $1190. OSI sold a considerable number of these machines to hobbyists because the 1P was extremely good value.
Our unit Superboard II model 610 has been enhanced with additional memory board and hard disk interface and was very kindly donated by Michael J Davis from Rochdale who has ownwed the system since new. It has a Control Data CDC 5.25" dual disk drive unit as well as a power supply. This is all in excellent condition and includes all manuals and documentation
Manufacturer: Ohio Scientific
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