Dragon 32

The Dragon 32 was introduced at the end of 1982. Its unusual CPU, the 6809E, made the Dragon in spite of its low clock speed a very fast 8-bit-computer. 1984 there were about 30 cartridges available for the Dragon. You could connect a cassette-recorder, a printer and a diskdrive to the Dragon. The later published operating system for the Dragon, OS/9, was also remarkable because it appears years later as OS/9 68K for the Atari ST. The Dragon 64 (picture) had a different case, the extended memory and a RS232-C-Interface built-in.
The Dragon 32 was nevertheless not a success. For a time it did sell well in the U.K. where it has still a lot of users. It was perhaps another victim of the incapacity of it's producer to deliver at time.

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Released1982

CPU/Clock speed:6809E/0.894 MHz - 8-Bit

ROM:16 KB

RAM:32 (64) KB

Display:TV/RGB

Text display:32*16

Resolution:162*256

Colours:8

Sound:1 channel Mono

Operating system:eigenes, OS/9

Languages:Basic

Interfaces:Centronics, Seriell, TV, Cassette recorder

Storage:Cassette

Keyboard:Typewriter, 53 keys

Size (in mm):380*330*10

Weight:2.1kg

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