The TRS-80 was basically “Tandy Corporation’s desktop microcomputer model line, and sold through Tandy’s RadioShack stores, in the late-1970s and 1980s.” It was priced at $599 “for a complete package including cassette storage.” Video after the jump.

Company management was unsure of the computer’s market appeal, and intentionally kept the initial production run to 3,000 units so that, if the computer failed to sell, it could at least be used for accounting purposes within the chain’s 3,000 stores. Tandy ended up selling 10,000 the first month and 55,000 its first year. Before its January 1981 discontinuation, Tandy sold more than 250,000 Model I’s

The TRS-80 was basically “Tandy Corporation’s desktop microcomputer model line, and sold through Tandy’s RadioShack stores, in the late-1970s and 1980s.” It was priced at $599 “for a complete package including cassette storage.” Video after the jump.

Company management was unsure of the computer’s market appeal, and intentionally kept the initial production run to 3,000 units so that, if the computer failed to sell, it could at least be used for accounting purposes within the chain’s 3,000 stores. Tandy ended up selling 10,000 the first month and 55,000 its first year. Before its January 1981 discontinuation, Tandy sold more than 250,000 Model I’s