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[[Wikipedia:Tandy Corporation|Tandy Corporation]] helped to start the personal computer revolution with its [http://www.8bit-micro.com/model1.htm TRS-80] (affectionately known as the "Trash-80") in 1977. Tandy 400 probably gets its name from the [http://www.8bit-micro.com/tandy2000.htm Tandy 2000] and [http://www.8bit-micro.com/tandypc.htm 1000], Tandy's first [[Wikipedia:IBM PC compatible|"IBM-PC compatible"]] machines produced in 1984. However, Tandy did not produce a "400" model, so the naming is probably just to show how old the computer is. However, this could be a reference to the Atari 400, another 8-bit computer. The 400 shares several design features with the TRS-80, including two contrast knobs on the monitor, and a monochrome green display composed of rectangular characters.
[[Wikipedia:Tandy Corporation|Tandy Corporation]] helped to start the personal computer revolution with its [http://www.8bit-micro.com/model1.htm TRS-80] (affectionately known as the "Trash-80") in 1977. Tandy 400 probably gets its name from the [http://www.8bit-micro.com/tandy2000.htm Tandy 2000] and [http://www.8bit-micro.com/tandypc.htm 1000], Tandy's first [[Wikipedia:IBM PC compatible|"IBM-PC compatible"]] machines produced in 1984. However, Tandy did not produce a "400" model, so the naming is probably just to show how old the computer is. However, this could be a reference to the Atari 400, another 8-bit computer. The 400 shares several design features with the TRS-80, including two contrast knobs on the monitor, and a monochrome green display composed of rectangular characters.
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However, the computer that the Tandy shares its looks with most is probably the [[Wikipedia: ADM-3A|Lear-Siegler ADM-3A]] from the mid-seventies.  
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However, the computer that the Tandy shares its looks with most is probably the Lear-Siegler ADM-3A from the mid-seventies.  
The rainbow star logo on Tandy 400 is a play on an early [[Wikipedia:Apple Computer|Apple Computer]] logo which featured a [[Wikipedia:Image:Apple_Computer_Logo_rainbow.png|rainbow-colored apple with a missing bite]].
The rainbow star logo on Tandy 400 is a play on an early [[Wikipedia:Apple Computer|Apple Computer]] logo which featured a [[Wikipedia:Image:Apple_Computer_Logo_rainbow.png|rainbow-colored apple with a missing bite]].

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