Texas Instruments TI-99/4A
Owner: T. Carlson
Location: Williamsburg, VA
I now have my own TI99/4A! I'll try to record some sound files from the Speech Synth soon. I've received lots of comments about the TI-99/4A. Many thanks to all who supplied additional information!
The Texas Instruments TI-99/4A was a neat little computer that was never really given a chance. It came out somewhere around the same time as the Commodore VIC-20. It originally cost quite a bit, but the price soon fell to the level of competing 8-bits. Most of its software ran from cartridges, called Command Modules. It was the first small personal computer to have a 16-bit processor. It also had a radical silver and black case. And, for awhile, also included a Speech Synth module that sounded remarkably good.
Unfortunately, the TI-99/4A had several strikes against it:
Which is too bad. It was a nice little computer that deserved a little more attention.
Later versions of the TI-99/4A used a more standard, but less cool, color scheme.
Red Wolf's TI99/4 (no A)
K. Schrock's TI-99/4A, both old and less old models:
L. Herman's TI-99/4A, complete with memory expansion and printer:
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