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Grundy Business SystemsNewbrain

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The Newbrain AD, with its 16-character fluorescent display and smallish keyboard of calculator-style hard plastic keys.
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Source: The Machine Room by Alexios Chouchoulas. Use at will with due credit.
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No known owners (I still own one | I used to own one). I have seen one.
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Pricing 229.00 GBP (United Kingdom, 1980), 48,000.00 GRD (Greece, 1985)
Emphasis Education, Portable computing, Programming, Small business
Timeline Released: 1983
CPU type Z80
CPU word length 8 bits
CPU clock rate 4 MHz
ROM Size 28 KiB
RAM Size 16 KiB, 32 KiB
Maximum RAM Size 2 MiB
Number of keys 62
Graphics chip COP400 MCU
Graphics modes 256x256, 320x256, 512x256, 640x256x2
Text modes 32x25, 32x30, 40x25, 40x30, 64x25, 64x30, 80x25x2, 80x30x2
Total number of colours 2
I/O Ports 2x Tape recorder, Composite video, Expansion, RS-232, TV output, User port

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