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Oric

Oric was the name used by Tangerine Computer Systems for a series of home computers, including the original Oric-1, its successor the Oric Atmos and the later Oric Stratos/IQ164 and Oric Telestrat models.

With the success of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Tangerine's backers had suggested a home computer and Tangerine formed Oric Products Internatio...

Oric was the name used by Tangerine Computer Systems for a series of home computers, including the original Oric-1, its successor the Oric Atmos and the later Oric Stratos/IQ164 and Oric Telestrat models.

With the success of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Tangerine's backers had suggested a home computer and Tangerine formed Oric Products International Ltd to develop and release the Oric-1 in 1983. Further computers in the Oric range were released through to 1987 with Eastern European clones being produced into the 1990s.

Based on a MOS 1 MHz 6502A CPU, the Oric-1 came in 16 KB or 48 KB RAM variants for £129 and £169 respectively, matching the models available for the popular ZX Spectrum and undercutting the price of the 48 KB version of the Spectrum by a few pounds. The "48 KB" Oric-1 version was actually 64 KB. The top 16 KB of memory are masked by the BASIC ROMand thus normally not available for the user; The optional disc drive unit contains some additional hardware that allows it to enable or disable the ROM, effectively adding 16 KB of RAM to the machine. This additional memory is used by the system to store the Oric DOS software.  Both Oric-1 versions had a 16 KB ROM containing the operating system and a modified BASIC interpreter.

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  • Video Cables

    A range of video cables for the Oric 1 and Oric Atmos computer systems, including RGB scart cables.

  • Controllers and Cables

    A range of joystick controllers and cables for the Oric 1 and Oric Atmos computer systems.

  • Parts and Accessories

    A range of spare parts and accessories designed for the Oric 1 and Oric Atmos computer systems.

  • Power Cables

    A range of power cables and power supply units (PSUs) designed for the Oric 1 and Oric Atmos computer systems.

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