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TRS-80 model 1 worth it?

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  I have a Trs-80 model 1 sitting around doing nothing for years no games or controller pretty bare bones and beat but works. Every time I think about doing something with it I check eBay and everything’s seems so expensive for the computer to bring it up to par. 

 

  I know I used to like the model 2 or 3 ( late to early 90’s) I do remember playing Robocop and Rampage on it and some game (Caveman game that gives you armor and your armor grants ability’s) that I used to love on it. I would also like to see frenzy on it.  Most of the games I remember on it was cartridge games.

 

 Would a model 1 be able to run these games? Would it be worth the time and investment? 

 

 

Thanks for any advice.

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I'm guessing you are referring to the Color Computer or "CoCo"?

Normally, the older monochrome Z-80 based computer is referred to as a Model 1...

 

Color Computers on wikipedia

 

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Most of the games I remember on it was cartridge games.

 

Yep - definitely sounds like a CoCo to me - since the Z-80 machines didn't have cartridge slots.

 

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 I do remember playing Robocop and Rampage

 

Both of those games were for the 3rd version of the CoCo - or the CoCo 3 only.

 

 

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Yes, the TRS-80 Model 1 is:  330px-Radio_Shack_Tandy_TRS-80_Model_I_S  this friendly little thing.

 

The CoCo 1 was a silver beast with a chicklet keyboard, later models were beige or white.

 

TRS-80_Color_Computer_1_front_right.jpg

 

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Yea it’s a CoCo 1 computer. Would it be worth the investment to get it up to par or should I sell it trade it?

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If it were me, I'd dump it without throwing any money into it.  If you stay in the CoCo realm, you'd be happier with later models for more capabilities.

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On 6/26/2019 at 2:14 PM, skaredmask said:

 Would a model 1 be able to run these games? Would it be worth the time and investment? 

Thanks for any advice.

 

That depends on you. None of us here can make that choice.

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I'll probably try and sell it... What do you guys think a fair asking price is?? it is working and all keys and everything but cosmetics is so so... scratches but no cracks ect..  

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Honestly I'd low ball it at $35.00 to $40.00 if you want to dump it quickly.  If you are lucky, you *MIGHT* even be able to get more, but I would not count on it.

Some people on eBait have some 'unbelievable prices', so you never know.  Good luck.

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