APPLE I

Apple introduces the First Low Cost Microcomputer System with a Video Terminal and 8K Bytes os RAM on a Single PC Card.

Based on the MOS Technology 6502 microprocessor, the Apple also has a built-in video terminal and sockets for 8K bytes of onboard RAM memory. With the addition of a keyboard and video monitor, you'll have an extremely powerfull computer system thet can be used for anything from developing programs to playing games or running BASIC.

Combining the computer, video terminal and dynamic memory on a single board has resulted in a large reduction in chip count, which means more reliability and lowered cost.


You don't need an expensive teletype. Using the built-in video terminal and keyboard interface, you avoid all the expensive, noise and maintenance associated with a teletype. And the Apple video terminal is six times faster than a teletype, which means more then throughput and less waitting. The Apple connects directly to a video monitor (or home TV with an inexpensive RF modulator) and displays 960 easy characters in 24 rows of 40 characters per line with automatic scrolling. The video display section contains its own 1K bytes of memory, so all the RAM memory is available for users programs.


8K bytes RAM in 16 chips. The Apple computer uses the new 16-pin 4K dynamic memory chips, they are faster and take 1/4 the space and power of even the low power 2102's (the memory chip that everyone else uses). That means 8K bytes in sixteen chips. It also means no more 28 amp power supplies.

The system is fully expansible to 65K via en edge connector which carries both the address and data busses, power supplies and all timing signals. All dynamic memory refreshing for both on and off-board memory is done automatically.


A little cassette board that works. Unlike many pther cassette boards on the marketplace, ours works every time. It plugs directly into the uprightconnector on the main board and stand only 2" tall. And since it is very fast (1500 bits per second), you can read or write 4K bytes in about 20 seconds. All timing is done in software, which results in crystal-controlled accuracy and uniformity from unit to unit.