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Dragon 32

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1982.

This computer comes from the United Kingdom, but not from England. It came actually from Wales and Dragon Data Ltd. Here in Sweden we saw a few copies, but it did not become a hit. In England, however, it became pretty popular. An advantage it had compared to some other contemporary computers, Sinclair, for example, was a good typewriter like keyboard.

At the outer, it does not look like Tandy TRS-80 at all, but the fact is that it is almost compatible. The most peripherals suits as well as most cartridges does.

Is there any errors? e-mail and correct me!

 

 

Former owner: Markku Riihimäki, Sandviken

Technical data

 
Year 1982
Origin Wales, United Kingdom
Manufacturer Dragon Data Ltd
Name Dragon 32
CPU Motorola MC6809EP
Speed 0,9 Mhz
OS Microsoft Extended BASIC
ROM 16 KB
RAM 32 KB of which 24 is accessible
I/O ports Cartridge slot, transsupply, monitor, TV, joystick x 2, tape recorder
Text modes 32 x 16
Graphic modes Several different, max 256 x 192
Colours 8
Sound In basic mode 1 channel, 5 octaves,
in machine cod 4 channels, 7 octaves
Built in media Reset button
Power supply External