Radio Shack TRS-80 Microcomputer Monitor


Don French, a buyer for the consumer electronics chain Tandy Radio Shack (TRS), believed that Radio Shack should offer an assembled personal computer and hired engineer Steve Leininger to design it. In the summer of 1977, Radio Shack introduced the TRS-80 for $599. You could purchase the computer without a display for $399.95, but the most common configuration was buying the computer, monitor, and datacassette recorder for $599. For the accompanying keyboard and computer, see 1983.0169.01.

Date Made: 1977-1981

Maker: Tandy Corporation

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Computers, Computers & Business Machines, American Enterprise

Exhibition: American Enterprise

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of K.S. Widelitz

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1983.0169.02Catalog Number: 1983.0169.02Accession Number: 1983.0169

Object Name: microcomputer monitor

Physical Description: plastic (case material)metal (circuitry material)Measurements: overall: 30.5 cm x 42 cm x 29 cm; 12 in x 16 17/32 in x 11 13/32 in


Record Id: nmah_334339

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