Color Computer I

Pictures

CoCo 1 CoCo 1 Alt

Features

  • Introduced on July 31st, 1980 for $399.00
  • Motorola MC6809E 8-bit CPU running at .89MHz
  • 4K RAM
  • 8K ROM – Microsoft Color Basic v1.0
  • 53 Key Keyboard
  • 32 Column Display Ability (32 x 16 with 4 Colors / 256 x 192 with 2 Colors / 128 x 96 at 8 Colors / 128 x 192 with 4 Colors)
  • 8 Colors (selectable from 2 preset 4 color palettes)
  • RGB Modulator (to connect to color TV)
  • RS-232 Interface (Serial Port)
  • 1500 Baud Cassette Interface
  • Two (2) Joystick Connectors
  • Optional: ROM-PAK Cartrdige (Chess, Checkers, Quasar Commander, Personal Finance, CoCo Diagnostics)
  • Optional (12/1980): 16K RAM Upgrade
  • Optional: 32K RAM Upgrade
  • Optional: 64K RAM Upgrade
  • Optional (12/1980): 16K RAM Upgrade
  • Optional (07/1981): Extended Color Basic Upgrade

Color Computer 2

Pictures

CoCo 2

Features

  • Same as the Color Computer I except
  • 16-64K RAM
  • 8K BASIC ROM or 16K EXTENDED BASIC ROM
  • Smaller Case
  • 53 Key QWERTY Keyboard (First COCO appearance of a BREAK Key)
  • Lowercase Letters
  • 6-Bit DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter), allowing for 64 different volume levels
  • Could be POKEd to 1.78Mhz, which had been enabled to allow for DMA access by external peripherals. The CPU was halted during these periods, as it could not handle this speed and would overheat if not halted.
  • OS-9 Level II multi-tasking operating system
  • Optional Equipment: MultiPak Interface

Color Computer III

Pictures

CoCo 3

Features

  • Introduced on July 30th, 1986 for $219.95
  • Motorola MC68b09 8-bit CPU running at 1.788MHz
  • 128K RAM (Upgradable to 512K)
  • 640 X 192 (BASIC) and 640 x 225 (Other)
  • Colors: 4 at 640 x 192/225, 16 at 320 x 192, and 64 at 160 x 192.
  • 80 Column Display Ability
  • 4 analog inputs and 1 analog output
  • Digital Input and Output
  • OS-9 Level II multi-tasking operating system
  • Optional Equipment: MultiPak Interface
  • Optional Equipment: 5.25″ floppy drive

Emulators:

Please visit the Emulator page for up to date listings.


Books


  • Title: 500 Pokes Peeks N’ Execs for the Color Computer
    Year: 1986
    Author: Kishore M Santwani
    TOSEC: 500 Pokes Peeks N Execs for the TRS-80 Color Computer (1986)(Kishore M Santwani)
    Size: 3,816,402

  • Title: 500 Pokes Peeks N’ Execs for the Color Computer: Supplement
    Year: 1986
    Author: Kishore M Santwani
    TOSEC: 500 Pokes Peeks N Execs for the TRS-80 Color Computer Supplement (1986)(Kishore M Santwani)
    Size: 4,341,870

  • Title: Assembly Language Programming for the CoCo3
    Year: 1987
    Author: Laurence A Tepolt
    Publisher: Tepco
    Pages: 70
    TOSEC: Assembly Language Programming for the CoCo 3 (1987)(Laurence A Tepolt)
    Size: 2,526,286

  • Title: Assembly Language Programming for the Color Computer
    Year: 1985
    Author: Laurence A Tepolt
    Publisher: Tepco
    Pages: 304
    TOSEC: Assembly Language Programming for the Color Computer (1985)(Laurence A Tepolt)
    Size: 14,038,806

  • Title: Color Basic Unravelled II
    Year: 1999
    Publisher/Author: Spectral Associates
    TOSEC: Color Basic Unravelled II (1999)(Spectral Associates)
    Size: 707,674

  • Title: Color Computer Assembly Language Programming
    Year: 1983
    Publisher/Author: William Barden Jr
    TOSEC: Color Computer Assembly Language Programming (1983)(William Barden Jr)
    Size: 20,975,071

  • Title: Color Computer Hardware Programming v0.8
    Date: 2006
    Author: Chris Lomont
    TOSEC: Color Computer Hardware Programming v0.8 (2006)(Chris Lomont)
    Size: 120,892

  • Title: Color Computer Playground, The
    Year: 1984
    Author: Fred D’Ignazio
    Cat No: 26-3196
    Pages: 240
    TOSEC: Color Computer Playground (1984)(Fred D’Ignazio)
    Size: 10,133,060

  • Title: Color Logo
    Year: 1982
    Authors: Larry Kheriaty and George Gerhold
    Publisher: Micropi
    Cat. No. 26-2722
    Pages: 136
    TOSEC: Color Logo (1982)(Micropi)
    Size: 10,954,690

  • Title: Disk Basic Unravelled II
    Year: 1999
    Publisher/Author: Spectral Associates
    TOSEC: Disk Basic Unravelled II (1999)(Spectral Associates)
    Size: 1,231,648

  • Title: Extended Basic Unravelled II
    Year: 1999
    Publisher/Author: Spectral Associates
    TOSEC: Extended Basic Unravelled II (1999)(Spectral Associates)
    Size: 1,050,358

  • Title: Full Turn of the Screw
    Year: 1989
    TOSEC: Full Turn of the Screw (1989)(Rainbow Magazine)
    Size: 26,500,447

  • Title: Getting Started with Extended Color BASIC
    Year: 1984
    Publisher: Tandy
    Pages: 280
    TOSEC: Getting Started with Extended Color BASIC (1984)(Tandy)
    Size: 6,647,141

  • Title: Inside OS-9 Level II
    Year: 1987
    Publisher/Author: Kevin Darling
    TOSEC: Inside OS-9 Level II (1987)(Kevin Darling)
    Size: 13,918,632

  • Title: Kids to Kids on the Color Computer
    Year: 1983
    Author: Billy Sanders and Sam Edge
    Publisher: Datamost Inc
    Pages: 164
    TOSEC: Kids to Kids on the Color Computer (1983)(Datamost Inc)
    Size: 12,457,342

  • Title: Mastering OS-9 on the Tandy Color Computer
    Year: 1995
    Publisher/Author: Farna Systems
    TOSEC: Mastering OS-9 on the Tandy Color Computer (1995)(Farna Systems)
    Size: 700,952

  • Title: OS-9 Level II and the Tandy Color Computer 3
    Year: 1994
    Publisher/Author: Rodger Alexander
    TOSEC: OS-9 Level II and the Tandy Color Computer 3 (1994)(Rodger Alexander)
    Size: 8,721,697

  • Title: OS-9 Quick Reference 1st
    Year: 1994
    Publisher/Author: Farna Systems
    TOSEC: OS-9 Quick Reference 1st Edition (1994)(Farna Systems)
    Size: 275,824

  • Title: OS-9 Quick Reference 2nd
    Year: 1994
    Publisher/Author: Farna Systems
    TOSEC: OS-9 Quick Reference 2nd Edition (1994)(Farna Systems)
    Size: 254,482

  • Title: OS-9 User Notes I
    Year: 1985
    Publisher/Author: Computer Publishing Center
    TOSEC: OS-9 User Notes I (1985)(Computer Publishing Center)
    Size: 15,454,387

  • Title: Super Extended Basic Unravelled II
    Year: 1999
    Publisher/Author: Spectral Associates
    TOSEC: Super Extended Basic Unravelled II (1999)(Spectral Associates)
    Size: 879,876

  • Title: Tandy’s Little Wonder
    Year: 1993
    Publisher/Author: Farna Systems
    TOSEC: Tandys Little Wonder (1993)(Farna Systems)
    Size: 5,184,124

  • Title: TRS-80 Color Computer & MC-10 Programs
    Year: 1983
    Author: William Barden, Jr.
    Publisher: Radio Shack
    Cat No: 26-3195
    Pages: 194
    TOSEC: TRS-80 Color Computer & MC-10 Programs (1983)(Radio Shack)
    Size: 6,855,780

  • Title: Using AWK with OS-9
    Year: 1993
    Publisher/Author: ColorSystems
    TOSEC: Using AWK with OS-9 (1993)(ColorSystems)
    Size: 2,943,667

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