Tuesday, 24 July 2012

[TechRepublic] Cracking Open the Tandy TRS-80 Model 100

Cracking Open

TechRepublic Member | July 24, 2012

Editor's note
The Tandy TRS-80 Model 100 was one of the first truly portable computers. Today, I give you a look inside what could be considered the MacBook Air or Ultrabook of 1983.

Tandy TRS-80 Model 100 Teardown

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