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VIDEO TECHNOLOGY   Video Technology
LASER 3000

A very interesting and obscure system.

The Laser 3000 is compatible (software-wise only) with the Apple II+ through emulation software.

A Z80 card with CP/M 80 was available, as well as an Intel 8088 card.

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I had the vtech 3000 version sold in the USA. It didn''''t support Low-Res Apple II mode$this would show garble on the screen..Lots of freeware/Public domain software used this mode. Also, some of the ads in computer shopper implied it had 192k of RAM, when in reality, it only had 64k, so any 128K //c-//e software was out too. The Up arrow key didn''''t work in Apple II software, although it did seem to work in the enclosed "Magic //e" word processor. It also came with MagicMemory Database and MagicCalc spreadsheet. I couldn''''t get Ultima V to load on it, even though the box said 64k. I''''d say most high-res 64k games did work though.

Wednesday 10th August 2022

I got one for Christmas 1984 that came with a floppy disk drive as well. It actually had 48K ram but if you bought the 16k expansion/emulator, that brought it up to 64k and allowed you to load prodos.

Friday 19th November 2021
bryndal36 (Australia)

This was my first real computer. I was a fan of the Apple II. I wanted to play them Chopper, Centipede, Frogger and Zaxxon games. I ordered my unit from Dick Smith Sydney.

Was an exciting moment in my life. The freight arrived from Sydney to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. My dad bought me the whole kit with the emulator, joystick, drives. I used it with a 14” colour television. Had a great time programming, paying games, composing music with the SOUND command. The CAT side had some special graphics modes and Sound options which were great. Loved those times. Graduated to Amiga 1000 after this.

Wednesday 22nd December 2010
Gajendra Ratnam (Malaysia)


MANUFACTURER  Video Technology
TYPE  Home Computer
ORIGIN  Hong Kong
YEAR  1983
KEYBOARD  Full-stroke keyboard, 81 keys, 8 function keys, numeric keypad, cursor keys, caps lock, esc, ctrl, shift (x2), tab, break, rubout
CPU  6502A
CO-PROCESSOR  optional Z80A
RAM  64 KB (up to 192 KB)
ROM  32 KB
TEXT MODES  40 / 80 x 24
GRAPHIC MODES  560 x 192 / 280 x 192
SOUND  4 voices, 6 octaves
SIZE / WEIGHT  Unknown
I/O PORTS  RS232 (optional), Centronics, Tape, Composite & RGB video outputs
OS  DOS 3.3 + optional CP/M 80 (with Z80A card)
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in power supply
PERIPHERALS  Z80A card, Intel 8088 card, RS232c interface
PRICE  with disk drive : 4980 FF (France, july 1985)

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