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    Default GRiD vs Tandy

    I have come across a GRiD 420s and got it for 10$, it looks IDENTICAL to my tandy 2500hd. it's like GRiD bought a bunch of tandy cases and got licensing for the form factors and such, even down to the proprietary floppy, tandy sound isn't there though, but the holes for the plugs are.. Are GRiD and Tandy related in any way?
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    GRiD started off in Fremont, CA and was later acquired by Tandy. So, yes, there is a relationship--and like lots of other technology firms that were acquired by people who didn't know what they had, GRiD is mostly just a memory.

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    Ok, so this grid i have is really just a hot-rodded 2500hd then?
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    Could be--I didn't bother following GRiD after Tandy bought them.

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    It was my understanding that Grid was the originator of the Tandy laptops. Tandy
    later bought the company. Sort of like the printers were all made by printer companies
    and custom badged for Tandy.

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    The Tandy Laptops (other than the 1400FD) were actually a partnership between Tandy and Panasonic. Take a look at the later Panasonic "Business Partner" series of laptops, such as the CF150/250/350 and CF170/270/370 and CF380/480. I believe that the first model was the Panasonic CF150 / Tandy 1100FD. The factory that Tandy used for the laptops and the 1000 series desktops starting with the SL2/TL2 series was a joint venture between Tandy and Matsushita (the parent company of Panasonic at the time)

    Later on, there were some other deals with Digital and GRiD, so some models were sold under all 4 brands. The Tandy 3820HD, GRiD 1755, Panasonic CF-380, and DECpc 320p are all the exact same laptop with different brands on them..

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    So were the Tandy 3830SL, GRiD 1660, Panasonic CF-480, and DECpc 325p. By the way, if anyone has the CF-480 I am very interested in buying it.

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    Sort of like Hellmann's and Best Foods. Same mayonnaise, different labels.

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