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byates
April 2nd, 2017, 09:06 AM
Cleaning out my storeroom some more and found a keyboard for a TelePC. Didn't find the PC, but if my memory from ten years ago is correct it is an all in one unit with a monitor and computer tower attached to a base.

snuci
April 2nd, 2017, 01:56 PM
Yup, sounds like the Televideo Tele-PC TS-803. Here's a link: http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=1077&st=1 Is that it?

byates
April 2nd, 2017, 02:31 PM
Yup, sounds like the Televideo Tele-PC TS-803. Here's a link: http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=1077&st=1 Is that it?

That looks like the keyboard, except mine is a lighter color and I think the computer is too. Really need to dig it out next weekend.

byates
April 2nd, 2017, 02:32 PM
Yup, sounds like the Televideo Tele-PC TS-803. Here's a link: http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=1077&st=1 Is that it?

That looks like the keyboard, but mine is lighter in color. really need to dig it out

Chuck(G)
April 2nd, 2017, 04:00 PM
It's not "TelePC" but "Tele-PC". It's listed in my PC Tech magazine directory. Here's an Ad from 1984 (https://books.google.com/books?id=CLbHc0Acrm4C&pg=RA1-PA46&lpg=RA1-PA46&dq=Televideo+%22Tele-PC%22&source=bl&ots=TuYnl80r3N&sig=H1hWmnGpdyXq0169VEoSzVtLBlU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjZgq_Q-4bTAhVO4WMKHSS6AfgQ6AEITjAN#v=onepage&q=Televideo%20%22Tele-PC%22&f=true).

128KB memory. The Tele-PC Plus had 256KB.

I used to have a couple of surplus keyboards from these after TVI discontinued production and surplused them.. I think they were rubber dome--they certainly weren't like the Model F. I also remember that they were a colossal waste of space--being very large for the small keyboard layout. And grey, which wasn't in vogue at the time.

byates
April 4th, 2017, 05:27 PM
It does say Tele-PC, will try to get the system out next weekend.

Chuck(G)
April 4th, 2017, 05:37 PM
FWIW, I've never seen the portable version, the Tele-PC II.