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    Sounds like the Panasonic connection has been covered. I think it's a CF-150b that is the same as the 1100, except it doesn't have Deskmate (and maybe not even DOS?) in ROM. I have one here that I've not messed with. I'd like to have one of the desktop models as noted, but not at current asking (or even selling) prices.

    Tandy also made a 1000 AX that sold through Wal-Mart stores for a short time (same as the SX) - http://www.megley.com/photos/tandy/1000ax

    And then there's one I still haven't figured out the background story, it's a "PC-1000", which an SL clone - http://www.megley.com/photos/tandy/pc1000

    Wesley

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    That Panasonic looks like it's based on the 1000TL, except the front-panel reset button, volume control, and input/output jacks have been removed. Without a close-up of the motherboard it'll be hard to tell whether its Tandy 3-voice/DAC audio capabilities have been downgraded to only playing through the built-in speaker, or removed entirely and reverted to standard PC speaker audio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesleyfurr View Post
    Sounds like the Panasonic connection has been covered. I think it's a CF-150b that is the same as the 1100, except it doesn't have Deskmate (and maybe not even DOS?) in ROM. I have one here that I've not messed with. I'd like to have one of the desktop models as noted, but not at current asking (or even selling) prices.

    Tandy also made a 1000 AX that sold through Wal-Mart stores for a short time (same as the SX) - http://www.megley.com/photos/tandy/1000ax

    And then there's one I still haven't figured out the background story, it's a "PC-1000", which an SL clone - http://www.megley.com/photos/tandy/pc1000

    Wesley
    I'd never even heard of the AX before! Did it come with some special addon card or something that the SX didn't, or was it just a rebadge of the same thing?

    I notice that that CF-150b comes with a backlight, where the 1100FD that I just picked up doesn't come with one, but looks like it has provisions for it.
    My vintage systems: Tandy 1000 HX, Tandy 1100FD, Tandy 1000 RSX, and some random Pentium in a Hewitt Rand chassis...

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackepyon View Post
    I'd never even heard of the AX before! Did it come with some special addon card or something that the SX didn't, or was it just a rebadge of the same thing?
    The 1000AX is just a rebadged 1000SX. No other notable differences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackepyon View Post
    I'd never even heard of the AX before! Did it come with some special addon card or something that the SX didn't, or was it just a rebadge of the same thing?
    Seems to be identical. I posted photos of both, a few comparison shots in the AX link, but I also have photos of the SX.

    AX - http://www.megley.com/photos/tandy/1000ax

    SX - http://www.megley.com/photos/tandy/1000sx

    Wesley

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    AX was a failed Walmart only discount special version

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