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HH Electronics are far more known for their amplifiers than they are computers. The company was founded in 1968 near Cambridge. The HH Tiger was designed by Tangerine but they sold the design to HH Electronics who were based in Bar Hill, Cambridge. They later renamed themselves Oric.
The Tiger is a very advanced CP/M machine. It runs a Z80 CPU (64K RAM, 2K ROM), plus a 6809 I/O processor (2K RAM, 16K ROM), and a 7220 graphics processor (96K RAM). The case is made of structural foam. The computer is very rare and not many of them were sold.
It has a UHF socket, IEEE port, network data link ports, TTL level video port, light pen, and cassette ports, parallel printer port, and RS232.
The example in our collection comprises of only the computer/keyboard unit. However, it would have originally come with a monitor unit with a 14-inch colour screen and dual 5.25-inch floppy drive built in. The dual floppy colour version came as standard, although it was possible to add additional 5.25-inch or IBM-compatible 8-inch floppies, or a hard disk to it.
The computer came with multiple software packages that were rebranded as Tiger software with names such as Tigerword, Tigercount, and Tigerlist but were from Peachtree originally.
The standard Tiger with dual floppy drive, colour monitor, graphics and communications abilities sold for £2,795. A 1Mb external expansion disk cost £490, and a 2Mb external expansion disk cost £775 in 1983.
Manufacturer: HH Electronic
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