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Last modified 2012-08-06

EACA Genie I / Video Genie System (EG-3003)

SPECIFICATIONS
Type:8-bit home computer
CPU:Zilog Z80A @ 1.77 MHz
Operating system:Microsoft Basic Level II
Optional TRS-DOS or NEWDOS 80 (For disk drive systems)
Memory:ROM: 12 KB
RAM: 16 KB (Expandable to 48 KB)
Sound:Optional sound generator
Graphics:Text: 32*16 or 64*16 characters
128*48 pixels, monochrome
Higher resolution option
Storage:Built-in tape recorder, 500 bd
Optional disk drives
Input:Integrated keyboard
Connectivity:Video output
RF out
External tape recorder I/O
50-pin expansion bus
Voltage:Mains
Power consumption:
Dimensions (W*H*D):? mm (?")
Weight:? Kg (? lbs)
Manufactured:Hong Kong, 1980-1981 (Discontinued)
Other:TRS-80 Model 1 compatible.
There were actually three versions of the EG-3003, and they are

Version 1: Simply called Video Genie System. A 51-key keyboard without
the CLEAR and TAB keys. No tape VU-meter.

Version 2: Also called Video Genie System. A 51-key keyboard now with
the CLEAR and TAB keys but no right SHIFT key. Tape VU-meter added.

Version 3: The Genie 1, actually released in 1981. Built-in lowercase letters
and machine code monitor.
Related documents:
Modifications:
Notable "ham" software:
Original options/accessories:
EG-3014
EG-3016
EG-3020
EG-3021
EG-3022
EG-3050
EG-3085
Expander with Centronics, floppy I/F + extra RAM sockets and edge connector
Centronics/Parallel interface
RS-232C I/F (EG-3014 needed)
Double density kit
S-100 bus I/F (EG-3014 needed)
Printer
Printer