Sharp - PC-1211

Description

Brand: Sharp
Model: PC-1211
Type: Basic-programmable pocket computer
Batteries: Battery pack
Lifetime: Introduced: unknown
Terminated: unknown
Notes: This is one of the early basic-programmable calculators. I still remember the day when I saw it for the first time (in a Tandy magazine, the Radio Shack equivalent model was called the Radio Shack TRS-80 PC-1) and still remember how utterly amazed I was that it was possible to create a basic-programmable pocket calculator!

I never used this calculator myself, so I can not tell much about it. I only remember that it was not extremely fast, and that its error messages were not particularly clear.

This calculator is the predecessor of the wonderful Sharp PC-1500 (also available as the Radio Shack TRS-80 PC-2, although slightly different).

Picture: Sharp PC-1211 picture

Peripherals

As far as I know there's only a printer/cassette interface for this calculator (I own one) although my knowledge on this calculator is limited.

©2009 Ernst Mulder