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D > DRAGON DATA LTD  > Dragon 200   


Dragon Data Ltd
Dragon 200

The Dragon 200 was basically a Dragon 64 with a modified case allowing a monitor to be placed on top of it. A power LED was also added.

The case was designed in Spain by EuroHard, a subsidiary of Dragon Data of U.K. which eventually bought its parent company. EuroHard also built the computer but it was sold in Spain by IDS.

The Dragon 200 was a commercial success in Spain and some south European countries, as well as the 200E, a version equipped with a 80-column video card. However, despite several attempts to produces other ranges of computers, among them the Dragon MSX, the production stopped in 1986 and EuroHard closed its doors in 1988.

We need more info about this computer ! If you designed, used, or have more info about this system, please send us pictures or anything you might find useful.

 

Recently I had the opportunity to borrow a Dragon 200E so I could dump the roms, take pictures, and scan the PCBs.

It doesn''t have an 80-column card, rather a new character rom, which can be disabled by software.

You can find the pictures here: http://archive.worldofdragon.org/index.php?title$Dragon_200

And the PCB scans here: http://archive.worldofdragon.org/index.php?title$Motherboard_Pictures$Dragon_200E

Regards,
rob

          
Wednesday 16th October 2013
Robcfg (Spain)

 

NAME  Dragon 200
MANUFACTURER  Dragon Data Ltd
TYPE  Home Computer
ORIGIN  Spain
YEAR  1984
END OF PRODUCTION  1986
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  Microsoft BASIC interpreter
KEYBOARD  Full stroke 53 keys (with Spanish characters for Spanish version)
CPU  Motorola 6809E
SPEED  1 MHz
CO-PROCESSOR  Motorola 6847 video chip
RAM  64 KB
ROM  16 KB
TEXT MODES  32 chars. x 16 lines
GRAPHIC MODES  128 x 96 dots (4 colours), 256 x 192 (2 colours)
COLORS  8
SOUND  1 voice / 5 octaves with BASIC commands
4 voices / 7 octaves with machine code
SIZE / WEIGHT  Unknown (close to the Dragon 64)
I/O PORTS  Cartridge connector, Tape recorder, TV modulator, RGB, Parallel printer, Serial, 2 x joysticks
OS  OS-9 with optional floppy disc unit
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in power regulation. External AC transformer
PERIPHERALS  1 or 2 floppy dics drives unit
PRICE  Unknown




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