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Dragon 32



Technical Characteristics

Dragon Data Ltd.
England (Walles)
1.982 December 1.98?
380 x 325 x 97 mm.
2,1 Kgr.
Motorola 6809E @ 1 Mhz. 8 bits

Motorola 6849 Video

Motorola 6821 x 2 PIA (Peripherical Interface Adapter) Input / Output

ROM 16 Kb. Microsoft BASIC and Operative System inclusive
RAM 32 Kb.

Motorola 6849 Video

Graphics modes

128 x 96 x 4

256 x 192 x 2

Text mode

16 x 32

8 colors pallette

One voice
53 keys professional type. Good
175 Kb.
Casette, television, RGB, serie RS232, joystick, printer and terminal connector
Propietary, optionally OS 9
5,25" disk drive
75.350 Ptas. / 452,86 Euros 1.983
  Distributed in Spain by IDS, S.A., Informática y Desarrollos de Sistemas, S.A.
Hard to find
  Advertisement published in MUY Interesante Especial Ordenadores #1 1983


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Computer launched in England, 1982 December, by company Dragon Data Ltd. with the support of toys manufacturer Mettoy, Welsh Development Agency and Prudential Group.

It was a relative sucesfully in England because it was compatible with Tandy computers, in fact so many people said that Dragon was a copy of Tandy models, in Spain it wasn´t any sucessfully, eclipsed by Spectrum and Commodore 64 computers. it was a very limited hardware to be considereded a good game machine, it hasn´t sprites, the graphic mode only offer two colors in high resolution (256 x 192), and it has only one voice sound controled by CPU, as a serious machine it has a limited text mode with only 16 rows by 40 colummns, insufficient for a serious normal work although it has a 175 Kb. 5,25" disk drive in option.

This model was sustituted by Dragon 64.

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