Please note that these are covers only. The ever extending copyright code has ensured that the TRS-80 and many other items will, regrettably, be lost to the ages. These magazines are NOT downloadable at this site.

Table-Of-Contents Search

You can search through the Tables of Contents of all 102 issues of 80 Microcomputing (101 Issues + the 1983 Special Anniversary Issue) here. Make sure the check box for “80 Microcomputing” is selected when searching.

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80 Microcomputing – 1986

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80 Microcomputing – 1988


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  1. I can’t believe how many covers I remember so clearly. Great memories. I remember when a friend introduced me to 80 Micro. I got so excited going through the pages, I was shaking. I couldn’t believe all the things I didn’t even realize was possible with my TRS-80.

  2. Hi world, I just stumbled over this site after years of lost hope with my old TRS-80 equipment (which I reluctantly threw out 6 months ago – a model III, two printers, cables, bla bla bla). I loved that thing. 80 Micro – I have probably three or four boxes full of them in original condition, as well as boxes of disks, books, and plenty of other stuff. This 48K powerhouse was a big part of my development when my Father bought it for my 16th birthday – that was 30 years ago. Amazing times and amazing equipment for those times.

  3. I was the Technical Editor for 80 Micro from 1986-1990, when the magazine was rolled into a new mag called PC Resource — An IDG publication. I was shocked to find this website, and the considerable wealth of info that’s still available for the old Tandy machines. My favorites were the Model III and the Model 100 – A computer that was way ahead of its time.

  4. Like the TRS80 computers, 80-Micro is part of the fossilised remains of the late 1970s/80s. While I only joined the TRS80 club after 1986, I continued to use a Model 4P for ten years before going to a Toshiba (by necessity, though not by preference or even utility). In the late 80s, I used to look forward to each treasure-trove issue of the magazine with bated breath, although its diminishing size was less than impressive. I have a full collection of 80 Micro, bar issues 1 and 10. At its peak in 1983, it contained about 600 pages. Despite Tandy’s introduction of MSDOS computers at the end of 1983, for true devotees, 80 Micro was nearly all about TRS80’s (with Z80 and 8080 CPUs). I have a full set of working TRS80 computers, with Ian Mavric’s technical support, so 80 Micro is still a live issue for me. For those of us born in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, we’ll never again see the likes of those halcyon years!

  5. I had 5 articles published between 1980 and 1984 in 80 Micro. They helped pay for my computer. I learned much on that machine as did my son, who is now a programmer for a living. Good stuff!


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