The TS 1603 is a 16-bit single-board microcomputer that utilises 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.
Power Lead (Not original)
Including Boot Disk with standard CP/M-86 utilities for example...
•DBASE II - 8 Bit version
•TS802 - Cobol Compiler
Date: 1st April 1983
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