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Timex Computer 3256, Timex Portugal

Company:   Timex Portugal
OS: ZX Spectrum Basic, Timex Extended Basic, CP/M
CPU: Z80A
RAM: 256 kByte
Display: TV (Antenna or Video)
32x24 Characters / 256*192 Pixel
64*24 Characters / 512*192 Pixel
80 characters (CP/M) (?)
Keyboard: PC keyboard with 69 keys
Sound: AY-3-8192
Joystick: 1 joystick port
Cartridge: 1 cartridge port
Storage: Connector for Floppy Disc FDD3000
Connector for Tape Recorder
Network: TENET (Timex Educational NETwork)
RS232 (300-9600 bps)
Release: not released. (~1987)

This computer was released just when Timex Portugal discontinued their computer department. It is rumored that it was actually sold, but no pictures available so far.

The ROM contained a ZX Spectrum Basic, A Timex Extended Basic, Timeword, a word processor and a CP/M terminal emulation. Additional modi were software cartridges and boot from disc with 64k of all-RAM.

Additional commands in Timex Extended Basic:
LOAD!, SAVE!, CAT!, MERGE!, ERASE!, CLEAR! (RAM Disc)
FORMAT!, LPRINT! und LLIST! (RS232)
BEEP! (AY-3-8192 Sound Chip)
SCREEN$, DRAW!, PLOT!, CIRCLE! (graphics)

The images in the archive show a *probable* prototype.

Archive

Name Letzte Änderung Länge 
tmx3256proto.jpg
size: 1280 × 853
2012-07-31 17:59 202774 
tmx3256protoback.JPG
size: 1280 × 410
2012-07-31 18:00 75442 
tmx3256protoboard1.jpg
size: 1280 × 833
2012-07-31 18:00 268070 
tmx3256protoboard2.JPG
size: 1280 × 824
2012-07-31 18:00 263308 
tmx3256protoside.jpg
size: 1280 × 868
2012-07-31 18:00 124850 
The Number Crunchers - Die Geschichte der Heimcomputer 264 
Timex Computer 3256 -- 8bit Projects For Everyone 273 
Timex Computer 3256 261 

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