TRS80, other than model 1
pete at pski.net
Sat Jun 13 13:53:28 CDT 2015
I always wonder what the rational was on the "6000" name. I understand Tandy wanted to move away from the "TRS-80” name, hence the "Tandy 6000”, but it was really just a slightly enhanced TRS-80 Model 16B. Now, the “16” name makes sense…16-bit OS support on the added cards. Of course. at the same time, Tandy had the x86 series with the 1000, 2000. etc. Giving the machine a name of 6000 makes it seem like it was supposed to be their top-of-the-line machine. Now many (including me) would argue that it actually was their top-of-the-line machine since it ran multi-user Xenix. However, I’ve read that at that point that Tandy had little interest in continuing the Z80 lineage Model II line so why would they give it a name with such prominence above all of their new x86 lines?
> On Jun 13, 2015, at 2:30 PM, Mark J. Blair <nf6x at nf6x.net> wrote:
> Don't forget the Model 6000 and 6000HD: Basically Model 16 in the Model 12 style case.
> Mark J. Blair, NF6X <nf6x at nf6x.net>
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