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The 1000 EX offers one feature the Tandy 1000 SX, as well as the 1000 and 1000A, never had, a user-accessible volume control on the outside of the chassis in the form of a roller wheel on the right hand side, and a headphone jack.  This was possibly the first model of 1000 to have these features.  It was later replaced by the [[Tandy 1000 HX]] just a year or two later.
 
The 1000 EX offers one feature the Tandy 1000 SX, as well as the 1000 and 1000A, never had, a user-accessible volume control on the outside of the chassis in the form of a roller wheel on the right hand side, and a headphone jack.  This was possibly the first model of 1000 to have these features.  It was later replaced by the [[Tandy 1000 HX]] just a year or two later.
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=Press Release=
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TANDY CORPORATION ANNOUNCES THE TANDY 1000EX COMPUTER
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FORT WORTH, TEXAS -- Tandy Corporation today announced the Tandy (r) 1000 EX
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computer, a PC-compatible school and home computer priced at $799, that runs 50
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percent faster than the PC. The Intel 8088 microprocessor-based system runs
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most MS-DOS (r) software at 7.16 MHz, and is software switchable to 4.77 MHz.
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It comes with more memory than the original Tandy 1000 computer, features an
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integral CPU/keyboard, and Personal DeskMate (tm), a new, graphics-oriented,
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multi-function applications program.
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"Educators and new home users asked us for a sturdy, high speed PC-compatible
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computer at a truly low price. Educators tell us they require networking
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capabilities, and prefer the simplicity of a one-piece unit. The Tandy 1000 EX
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computer succeeds the popular Tandy 1000 -- the best selling PC in U.S. retail
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distribution -- and is specifically for our home and education customers," said
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John V. Roach, chairman, CEO and president of Tandy Corporation.
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The Tandy 1000 EX computer comes with 256K RAM expandable to 640K, one 5-1/4
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inch, 360K floppy disk drive (a second, external 3-1/2 inch or 5-1/4 inch
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floppy drive may be added), space for three PLUS expansion boards, and it
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supports the classroom Network 4 network. For educational users, the Tandy 1000
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EX computer includes a headphone jack and volume control, perfect for the
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school lab environment.
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The Personal DeskMate program features handy pull-down menus and pop-up boxes
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that make it easy to use. The package includes work processing, spreadsheet,
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electronic filing, paint, a calendar for scheduling appointments, and
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telecommunications programs as well as desktop accessories such as an
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electronic calculator, notepad, and phone directory.
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Microsoft's MS-DOS 2.11 with GW-BASIC (r) also is included with every Tandy
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1000 EX computer.
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The Tandy 1000 EX computer (25-1050) is available at more than 7,000 Radio
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Shack (r) Stores, Radio Shack Computer Centers and participating dealers
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nationwide.
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The Tandy 1000 EX computer is made in the United States by Tandy Corporation,
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the leading manufacturer and retailer of PC-compatible computer products.
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TANDY 1000 EX COMPUTER FACT SHEET
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The Product:
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()  The Tandy 1000 EX computer, at $799, is the lowest-priced PC
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    compatible offered by a major manufacturer.
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()  Runs 50 percent faster than the PC. The 7.16 MHz clock speed
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is software switchable to the standard 4.77 MHz.
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()  It is the successor in the home and education markets to the
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best-selling Tandy 1000 computer.
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()  One-piece CPU with 90-key keyboard features a built-in, 5-1/4
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inch, 360K floppy disk drive.
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()  Comes with Personal DeskMate (tm), and easy-to-use, graphics-
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oriented productivity program. Features word processing,
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spreadsheet, electronic filing, graphics, calendar and
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telecommunications.
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()  The Tandy 1000 EX personal computer and Personal DeskMate
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software come with an easy-to-understand tutorial manual, a
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reference manual and a quick-reference guide. The tutorial easily
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takes even the newest computer user through all of the computer's
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basic functions.
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()  MS-DOS 2.11 disk operating system and GW-BASIC software are
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included in the base price. (Full MS-DOS/GW-BASIC reference
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manuals sold separately.)
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()  Allows addition of one PLUS expansion board or two PLUS
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expansion boards when used with the Memory PLUS Expansion
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Adapter.
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()  Available at more than 7,000 Radio Shack Stores, Radio Shack
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Computer Centers, and participating dealers nationwide.
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The Software:
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()  Personal DeskMate, an easy-to-use, graphics-oriented program,
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is an introduction to a variety of applications programs. It
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introduces the user to applications without the expense of
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purchasing additional software.
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    -- Personal DeskMate includes:
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    -- Tandy Desktop, to help visually organize and manage
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program and data files. Any combination of applications
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can be installed on the screen.
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    -- Text, a simple word processor, for composing and editing
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text on the screen, and printing.
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    -- Worksheet, an electronic spreadsheet application with 99
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rows and 99 columns of numeric, text, or calculated cells.
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    -- Filer, for tracking recipes or other frequently used
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data.
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    -- Paint, a simple graphic picture editor that includes
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functions for drawing basic shapes (solid or outline),
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lines, points, fonts and pattern fills.
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    -- Calendar, an electronic personal calendar for keeping
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track of appointments and activities.
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    -- Telecom, a basic telecommunications package for
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      communication with information services or uploading and
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      downloading files.
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    -- Notepad to give the user a place to leave notes for
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personal use right on the menu screen.
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    -- Calculator, for basic math. Adds, subtracts, divides and
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multiplies.
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    -- Phone Directory, for storing telephone numbers and
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addresses.
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The Hardware:
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()  Uses the Intel 8088 microprocessor.
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()  Base price of $799 includes:
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    -- One-piece CPU/90-key keyboard.
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    -- 256K RAM, expandable to 640K RAM with Memory PLUS
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Expansion Adapter.
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    -- One built-in, double-sided, double-density, 360K
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formatted, 5-1/4 inch, floppy disk drive.
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    -- Built-in high-resolution monochrome and color graphics.
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    -- Standard external connectors include:
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--  parallel printer port.
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--  connector for 5-1/4 inch, 360K, or 3-1/2 inch, 720K,
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    external disk drive.
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--  composite video outlet.
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--  1/8 inch headphone jack with volume control.
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--  two joystick ports.
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--  RGBI color monitor port.
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OPTIONS:
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--  VM-4 Monochrome Monitor     (25-1020) $  129.95
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--  CM-5 RGBI Color Monitor     (25-1023)   299.95
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--  CM-10 RGBI Color Monitor     (25-1022)   459.95
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()  Internal expansion available through one PLUS style expansion
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board or two PLUS style expansion boards when used with Memory
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PLUS Expansion Adapter.
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Expansion boards and other options include:
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--  Memory PLUS Expansion Adapter     (25-1062) $  129.95
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--  PLUS RS-232C Option Card     (25-1014)     79.95
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--  PLUS Digi-Mouse Controller/Calendar     (25-1015)     99.95
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--  PLUS 300-Baud PC Modem     (25-1017)     99.95
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--  PLUS Network 4 Interface     (25-1019)   299.95
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--  PLUS 1200-Baud PC Modem     (25-1018)   199.95
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* Radio Shack is a registered service mark of Tandy Corporation.
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* Personal DeskMate is a registered trademark of Tandy Corporation.
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* Tandy and Digi-Mouse are registered trademarks of Tandy Corporation.
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* MS-DOS and GW-BASIC are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
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