Thread: Just won this badboy off of eBay.

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&item=330284160971#ebayphotohosting


    My very own Tandy Computer, complete with software, monitor, keyboard, and a shitload of software.

    Yay!

    Can't wait for it to come in the mail. Can anyone identify any of the software in the picture?

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    • 11 years 11 months ago
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    Whoa, that's pricey.

    What exactly can it do?
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    I still have my Tandy, it doesn't work anymore, but I kept it for the memories.
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    That looks awesome! Lucky you
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    Quote by Mezase_Master
    Whoa, that's pricey.

    What exactly can it do?


    lots of stuff. Run programs, organize information, other random stuff. I'm just going to use it to learn DOS and use old programs, mainly on 5.25 Floppies that won't run on my regular computer. I'm starting to get sick of sharing a computer, even if this one can't do most everything that my current computer can.

    These are the stats of the computer:

    Intel 8088 dual-speed 7.16/4.77mhz
    MS-DOS 3.2, (Deskmate II)
    640K RAM
    2 floppies 51/4" 360K
    1 Hard drive 20 megs
    1 Parallel port
    1 serial port
    Video - color CGA
    Three voice sound and speaker
    90 key - keyboard
    SN; 013977

    Supposedly the computer is built like a tank; it'll last for a really long time. It may seem pricey, but it's actually a pretty good deal. Usually the monitors for Tandy alone go for $70 if you can find one, and with all the software and the manual to run it, it's a good deal. The only thing I really need to get for the computer now is a 3 1/2 floppy drive, since the standard model of the computer didn't come with one. That would basically make the computer all I want it to be for me. Oh, and maybe a printer as well.

    The hard drive built-in was also a rarity for the Tandy 1000 series. Most of the other models didn't come with one. The RAM is laughable by todays standards though. Also, back then Three voice sound was the shit.

    Back in 1988, when the computer was released, it was retail at $849.
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    Haha, wow that's old. Not much you can really do with that thing.

    Oldest computer I had was an old PC Brand that ran Windows 3.1. It could do a few stuff, but I mainly used it to fiddle around with the old programs.
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    Wow, I haven't seen one of those in years. Cool find. What I like best is the retro keyboard. For some reason the older keyboards just have a more satisfying sound to them when you type.
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    Quote by Baloo
    Quote by Mezase_Master
    Whoa, that's pricey.

    What exactly can it do?


    lots of stuff. Run programs, organize information, other random stuff. I'm just going to use it to learn DOS and use old programs, mainly on 5.25 Floppies that won't run on my regular computer. I'm starting to get sick of sharing a computer, even if this one can't do most everything that my current computer can.

    These are the stats of the computer:

    Intel 8088 dual-speed 7.16/4.77mhz
    MS-DOS 3.2, (Deskmate II)
    640K RAM
    2 floppies 51/4" 360K
    1 Hard drive 20 megs
    1 Parallel port
    1 serial port
    Video - color CGA
    Three voice sound and speaker
    90 key - keyboard
    SN; 013977

    Supposedly the computer is built like a tank; it'll last for a really long time. It may seem pricey, but it's actually a pretty good deal. Usually the monitors for Tandy alone go for $70 if you can find one, and with all the software and the manual to run it, it's a good deal. The only thing I really need to get for the computer now is a 3 1/2 floppy drive, since the standard model of the computer didn't come with one. That would basically make the computer all I want it to be for me. Oh, and maybe a printer as well.

    The hard drive built-in was also a rarity for the Tandy 1000 series. Most of the other models didn't come with one. The RAM is laughable by todays standards though. Also, back then Three voice sound was the shit.

    Back in 1988, when the computer was released, it was retail at $849.


    Or you could always use it as a paperweight.
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    Looks like it could break into WOPR at NORAD
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    Quote by Saruman_w
    Haha, wow that's old. Not much you can really do with that thing.

    Oldest computer I had was an old PC Brand that ran Windows 3.1. It could do a few stuff, but I mainly used it to fiddle around with the old programs.


    Actually, I disagree that it can't do much. From a certain angle, it can do a lot of things most computers can do today:

    Has it's own version of Microsoft Works, so spreadsheets, word documents, etc. etc.
    Can play games.
    Can save data
    Can be hooked up to internet access (what sites it can or can't access I have no idea whatsoever)
    Can be hooked up to a printer and print things.
    Can save data and read disks
    Can have different programs on the Hard Drive.

    So really, in a simple sense it can do the basic things a computer can do, technical differences aside. The only things it doesn't have is the GUI interface and the ability to display regular websites of today. Funny how big a part those play in computers today though, which makes it seem like the computer can't do jack shit, but it can actually do the thing most computers can do today, technical differences aside.
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    That looks stupid. What a waste of money. You could have got something cool with the money.
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    Yea, it'll be able to do basic stuff. If it can access the internet, it won't be sites like yahoo.com or other places. It'll be things more like Telnet, or something. Because it was built before the HTTP was standardized.
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    UGH. Reminds me of days long behind,long ago... Sorry,I had so many troubles with floppy disks back in my day that the mere sight of one makes me cringe...
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    Quote by Saruman_w
    Yea, it'll be able to do basic stuff. If it can access the internet, it won't be sites like yahoo.com or other places. It'll be things more like Telnet, or something. Because it was built before the HTTP was standardized.


    he should go to youtube on it, I want to see what heppens

    i bet

    doubleyou doubleyou doubleyou dot something dot com

    (rj keeps skrewing up the url)

    would work
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    Quote by NorthernGuy54012
    Quote by Baloo
    Quote by Mezase_Master
    Whoa, that's pricey.

    What exactly can it do?


    lots of stuff. Run programs, organize information, other random stuff. I'm just going to use it to learn DOS and use old programs, mainly on 5.25 Floppies that won't run on my regular computer. I'm starting to get sick of sharing a computer, even if this one can't do most everything that my current computer can.

    These are the stats of the computer:

    Intel 8088 dual-speed 7.16/4.77mhz
    MS-DOS 3.2, (Deskmate II)
    640K RAM
    2 floppies 51/4" 360K
    1 Hard drive 20 megs
    1 Parallel port
    1 serial port
    Video - color CGA
    Three voice sound and speaker
    90 key - keyboard
    SN; 013977

    Supposedly the computer is built like a tank; it'll last for a really long time. It may seem pricey, but it's actually a pretty good deal. Usually the monitors for Tandy alone go for $70 if you can find one, and with all the software and the manual to run it, it's a good deal. The only thing I really need to get for the computer now is a 3 1/2 floppy drive, since the standard model of the computer didn't come with one. That would basically make the computer all I want it to be for me. Oh, and maybe a printer as well.

    The hard drive built-in was also a rarity for the Tandy 1000 series. Most of the other models didn't come with one. The RAM is laughable by todays standards though. Also, back then Three voice sound was the shit.

    Back in 1988, when the computer was released, it was retail at $849.


    Or you could always use it as a paperweight.


    Or he could throw it at you.

    Quote by sizzler_07
    That looks stupid. What a waste of money. You could have got something cool with the money.


    Like a Xbox 360 that's bound to not work?
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    Quote by pepsiru1es92

    he should go to youtube on it, I want to see what heppens



    Nothing will happen.
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    Quote by Saruman_w
    Quote by pepsiru1es92

    he should go to youtube on it, I want to see what heppens



    Nothing will happen.


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    Quote by PirateNinja6
    Quote by NorthernGuy54012
    Quote by Baloo


    lots of stuff. Run programs, organize information, other random stuff. I'm just going to use it to learn DOS and use old programs, mainly on 5.25 Floppies that won't run on my regular computer. I'm starting to get sick of sharing a computer, even if this one can't do most everything that my current computer can.

    These are the stats of the computer:

    Intel 8088 dual-speed 7.16/4.77mhz
    MS-DOS 3.2, (Deskmate II)
    640K RAM
    2 floppies 51/4" 360K
    1 Hard drive 20 megs
    1 Parallel port
    1 serial port
    Video - color CGA
    Three voice sound and speaker
    90 key - keyboard
    SN; 013977

    Supposedly the computer is built like a tank; it'll last for a really long time. It may seem pricey, but it's actually a pretty good deal. Usually the monitors for Tandy alone go for $70 if you can find one, and with all the software and the manual to run it, it's a good deal. The only thing I really need to get for the computer now is a 3 1/2 floppy drive, since the standard model of the computer didn't come with one. That would basically make the computer all I want it to be for me. Oh, and maybe a printer as well.

    The hard drive built-in was also a rarity for the Tandy 1000 series. Most of the other models didn't come with one. The RAM is laughable by todays standards though. Also, back then Three voice sound was the shit.

    Back in 1988, when the computer was released, it was retail at $849.


    Or you could always use it as a paperweight.


    Or he could throw it at you.

    Quote by sizzler_07
    That looks stupid. What a waste of money. You could have got something cool with the money.


    Like a Xbox 360 that's bound to not work?


    I agree with Sizzler. The guy wasted his money. What a piece of crap. I would never buy a computer that does not have a way for me to gain internet access.
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    • 11 years 11 months ago
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    Some people have hobbies like collecting old junk.

    Also, if you don't like or even appreciate old technology, you don't belong on Retrojunk.

    And anyone who agrees with sizzler needs to check their mental health and a slap in the face.
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    Quote by PirateNinja6
    Some people have hobbies like collecting old junk.

    Also, if you don't like or even appreciate old technology, you don't belong on Retrojunk.

    And anyone who agrees with sizzler needs to check their mental health and a slap in the face.


    I appreciate older technology. Nothing like some computer coming from the Stone Age of technology.
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