Tandy Color Computer 3

TRS-80 Color Computer
TRS-80 Color Computer

Released in 1986 the Radio Shack Tandy Color Computer cost around $220 and came with 128k of RAM that could be upgraded up to 512K. With 640×192 graphic capabilities and a 64-color palette it was designed to compete with the Apple II, Amiga and Atari ST.

As stated in the commercial the TCC3 did have a number of great software titles for games and education, however for the most part people looking for educational computers turned to Apple while gamers flocked to the Amiga and Atari systems.

You got to love that originally the nerdy kid was using the computer for educational purposes and the “cooler” kid was playing games and then they pull a switch on you.

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