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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
Intertec SuperBrain Schematic and Component Layout Drawings Intertec Jan 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

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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