Sharp PC 1500 : my first computing experience



As I was browsing the net a few days ago, I ran into an article about vintage personal computers. Which got me reminiscing about my first experience.

Back in my primary school days (circa early 1980s), my father bought a Sharp PC 1500 – the then cutting edge “PC” looks like a “powerful” calculator and could handle a rudimentary version of basic. I remember after setting some simple formulas, I had the PC solving some of my math assignments on area and perimeter. The PC 1500 could also be slotted onto a printer dock and output data onto a roll of paper (like a calculator with a printer).

Searching the web, I found it had a 8-bit CMOS processor and a whopping 3.5K RAM!!!

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