Sunday, June 3, 2012

TDP System 100: A White Radio Shack Color Computer 1

Recently while sorting through my collection of Radio Shack Color Computers I came across a beastie that I long forgotten about - a TDP System 100 or the mythical White Color Computer 1.

Most Color Computer 1s had the Tandy "battleship gray" finish, so white ones are not all that common.

Here is a link that can provide a little more information - http://users.digitalindigo.net/~techno/coco.html

Below are some photos of the beastie:




So it appears that the "Moby Dick" of CoCo 1s does exist ;-)

BTW, I am still looking for contributors for this blog, so if you are interested in contributing or have news you would like me to post then feel free to drop me a line.

Cheers ~ Jim

3 comments:

Al Hartman said...

That unit has a third party "HJL Keyboard" which mine has, as well as a Composite video mod.

It was a nice version of the Coco. I hope to find another since mine is broken.

Richard Atkinson said...

You can see how it forms the basis of the CoCo 2 case design. That case shrunk down a bit with the melted keyboard from the 26-3003B or the extended keyboard - is the CoCo 2!

Richard Atkinson said...

You can see how it forms the basis of the CoCo 2 case design. That case shrunk down a bit with the melted keyboard from the 26-3003B or the extended keyboard - is the CoCo 2!