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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 400.00 GBP (United Kingdom, 1982), 600.00 GBP (United Kingdom, 1979)
Emphasis Gaming, Home computing, Programming
Timeline Support dropped: 1 January 1992, Announced: November 1978, Production halted: 1983, Released: 1979
CPU type 6502A
CPU word length 8 bits
CPU clock rate 1.773 MHz, 1.79 MHz
ROM Size 10 KiB
RAM Size 8 KiB, 16 KiB, 48 KiB
Maximum RAM Size 48 KiB
Keyboard Typewriter keyboard
Graphics chip ANTIC, CTIA, GTIA
Graphics modes 160x192x2, 160x192x4, 160x96x2, 160x96x4, 320x192x2, 40x24x4, 80x192x16, 80x192x9, 80x48x2, 80x48x4
Text modes 20x12x5, 20x24x5, 40x12x5, 40x19x2, 40x24x2, 40x24x5
Total number of colours 16, 128, 256
Sound chip POKEY
Sound channels 2, 3, 4, 5
Octave range 4
Volume/DAC resolution 16
Sound output Mono
Cassette tape speed 300 bps, 1,400 bps, 4,800 bps
I/O Ports 2x Cartridge, 4x Expansion, 4x Joystick, Composite video, Expansion, SIO, TV output

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