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The term “personal computer” now takes on a new meaning! here is a system that’s so compact you can take it anywhere, yet it’s as powerful as as many full-size microcomputers! It’s ideal for engineers, students, businessmen … anyone with problems to solve on-the-go.

What Extended BASIC Means to You

This exceptionally powerdul programming language has 42 different statements, with 34 built-in functions. It permits two-dimension arrays for both numeric and character data. It can process character strings of variable length to a maximum size of 80 characters.

Its Speed Will Suprise You

The Model PC-2 has a microprocessor that’s as fast as many desktop computers.

It’s Expandable!

A recessed port on the back of the PC-2 accepts plug-in memory modules for up to 16K of RAM, ROM or ROM/RAM combination. Radio Shack will also introduce an RS-232C interface and software to allow the PC-2 to function as a terminal.

Deluxe Features

The Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) can be programmed to produce any submol within a matrix of seven dots high by 156 dots long. A built-in quartz clock is accessible from BASIC or the keyboard and provides month, day, hour, minute, and second. The 65-key keyboard features a typewriter-like layout and 10-key numeric pad. 18 programmable key functions and 18 user-definable label keys allow incredible flexibility. There’s even a programmable beeper.

RAM Modules

4K RAM Module more than triples the amount of memory in your PC-2. Just plug it into the back. Individual memory modules are non-expandable. 4K Module (26-3615) = $69.96; 8K Module (26-3616) = $139.95.

PC-2 Printer/Cassette Interface

The perfect companion for your Pocket Computer Model PC-2. Get four-color graphics and alphanumeric printouts and control two cassette recorders The PC-2 Printer/Plotter adds twenty-five commands and statements to Pocket Computer BASIC, including special statements that make plotting easy. Print 256 x 4096 graphics with easily replaceable ball point pens in green, red, blue, and black.

Dual-casette control allows reading, updating and writing of data under program control, without the need to change tape cassettes. Makes automatic data logging and program overlays easy.

The PC-2 Printer/Interface is ready to use when you slide in your Pocket Computer Model PC-2. There’s a built-in 60-pin I/O connector for use while your PC-2 is connected. Uses inexpensive 2-1/4″ cash-register type paper, and includes a U.L. listed AC adapter/charger that also powers the PC-2.


PC-2 Specifications:

Catalog Number:
26-3601
Year:
1982
Introductory Price:
$279.95
CPU:
LH5801 (8 Bit Processor) @ 1.3Mhz
ROM:
16K bytes of system ROM
RAM:
1850 bytes BASIC program and data RAM
600 bytes of fixed data memory
190 bytes reserve memory.
Keyboard:
65 Keys including 6 programmable function keys for each of 3 Reserve modes
18 “softkeys”
10 pre-programmed command keys.
Video Size:
26-character alphanumeric Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
Automatic scrolling
Manual playback of lines longer than 26 characters.
Graphics:
7×5 dot matrix ASCII upper and lower case character set.
Graphics fully-addressable 7×156 dot matrix LCD graphics permits generation of special characters.
Expansion:
Single plug-in slot accepts up to 16K of RAM or ROM or ROM/RAM combination
String Handling:
LEFT$. MID$. RIGHT$. LEN. VAL. CHR$ and STR$
Strings dimensionable to 80 characters in 2-dimension arrays.
Clock:
Real-time, quartz-controlled.
I/O:
All address and data lines. power, timing. and control signals accessible via 60-pin connector
Power Requirements:
4 “AA” batteries or AC adaptery.
Battery Life: Approx. 75 hours with “AA” Alkaline batteries.
What was it really?:
Sharp PC-1500

Plotter/Printer Specifications:

Catalog Number:
26-3605
Introductory Price:
$239.95
Alphanumeric Printing:
Upper and lower case characters in four colors.
Height and width of characters depend upon the number of characters per line.
Nine different column widths (from 4 to 36 characters per line) with automatic wraparound.
Print Speed:
Average 11 characters per second.
Graphics/Plotter Printing:
256×4096 color graphics. Controlled by BASIC statements and exploiting full 3-dimension axes.
Colors:
Black, Red, Green, and Blue.
Paper:
2-1/4″ wide.
Power Source:
Built-in rechargeable nickel cadmium battery also will power computer.
AC Adapter/Charger, included, also powers computer.
Battery Capacity:
Approx. 1100 printed lines. Charging time approx. 15 hours.
Physical:
Weighs 28 oz. with batteries and measures 2 1/16 x 12 15/16 x 4 1/2

Software:

Product
Cat. No.
Price
Business Finance
26-3703
$19.95

Loans, annuities, bond prices, compound interest, yield, depreciation, days and dates, and more.


Invasion Force
26-3705
$9.95

Explore unknown planets. Destroy enemy aliens before they destroy you. (4K RAM module required)


Math Pak I
26-3709
$14.95

Advanced math functions, polynomial math, calculus, 3-D vectors, complex numbers, triangles


Math Pak II
26-3710
$14.95

Gaussian reductions, matrix inversion and multiplication, simultaneous linear equations.


Math Plotter
26-3711
$10.95

Planar cartesian, planar polar, 3-D cartesion and cylindrical polar printing.


PC-2 Games Pack
26-3702
$14.95

Sound Off, Hangman, Battleship, Football, Moonlander, Blackjack, Twister, Tic-Tac-Toe, Scratchpad


Personal Finance
26-3700
$19.95

Budget management, electronic checkbook, interest and annuities, metric/English converter, and more.


Statistics
26-3704
$29.95

Pocket Organizer
26-3706
$19.95

Flight Planning
26-3707
$24.95

Chemistry Math
26-3708
$14.95

Investment Analysis
26-3712
$49.95

Accessories:

Product
Cat. No.
Price
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Padded Vinyl Carrying Case
26-3608
$29.95

Holds Printer (with PC-2 installed) and AC adapter/charger. Keeps pens, paper, etc. organized


PC-2 Replacement Ballpoint Mini-Pens
26-1480
$2.95

Three Black


PC-2 Replacement Ballpoint Mini-Pens
26-1481
$2.95

One each: red, blue, green.


PC-2 Printer Paper
26-3606
$2.49

Cash register-type paper for PC-2 plotter/printer. 2-1/4″ wide. 6 Rolls.


RS-232C Interface
26-3612
$199.49

Now your PC-2 Pocket Computer can use most RS-232 devices with our new RS-232C Interface! It’s programmable from 50 to 2400 baud, and plugs directly into the PC-2 or Printer/Plotter/Interface. New commands added to the PC-2 BASIC make program control easy, and a built-in communications program lets you access services like Dow Jones News/Retrieval and CompusServe (requires modem and cable). Includes built-in rechargeable batteries and U.L. listed adapter/charger. 2 x 3-38 x 4-1/2″


4K Memory Module
26-3615
$69.95

Just plug this memory module into the recessed port on the back of your PC-2 for 4K of additional RAM. Individual modules are not expandable.


8K Memory Module
26-3616
$139.95

Just plug this memory module into the recessed port on the back of your PC-2 for 8K of additional RAM. Individual modules are not expandable.


Getting Started on the PC-2
26-3620
$12.95

This easy-to-read tutorial manual covers commands and programming tips for the PC-2 and the Plotter/Printer/Interface.