Alphatronic PC

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The TA Alphatronic PC is a compact 8-bit computer, from the German manufacturer Triumph-Adler in 1984.

The Alphatronic had a PC CPU, the Zilog Z80, which is compatible to the Intel 8085, but possessed some extensions; a keyboard with separate number pad and six function keys were integrated into the case. With a price of DM 1495, it was competitive and finished among the top five of German sales statistics. It was used mainly as a small office computer because it had no pixel graphics, but only a block graph.


    * CPU: Z80 A, 4 MHz CPU: Z80 A, 4 MHz
    * 64 kB RAM 64 kB RAM
    * 32 kB ROM 32 kB ROM
    * Monochrome-Monitor and TV Video outputs for colour, monochrome
    * 40 × 24/80 × 36 characters in text mode
    * 160 × 72 pixels in graphics mode (640 × 288 in 4 × 4 blocks)
    * 16 colours
    * Tone Generator
    * Output for tape recorder ( Kansas City standard )
    * Output for 5 ¼-inch floppy drives
    * Internal power supply
    * Typewriter keyboard with separate numeric and cursor keys and six function keys
    * ROM slot for games and applications
    * Serial interface ( V.24 ) for printer or acoustic coupler (modem time were still allowed)
    * Parallel port ( Centronics )
    * Dimensions (W × D × H): 405 mm × 255 mm × 73 mm
    * Weight: 3,500 grams

Manufacturer: Triumph-Adler
Date: 1984

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Magazines RELATED to Alphatronic PC in our Library

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Practical Computing - October 1983 Oct 1983
Practical Computing - November 1983 Nov 1983
Practical Computing - March 1984 Mar 1984
Personal Computer World - May 1984 May 1984

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH11197. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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