Interact Electronics (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

Before Interact could release its completed home computer system, the company was forced to file bankruptcy. Liquidator Protecto Industries sold some of the existing stock, and a company called MicroVideo sold the rest. The computer was produced in either 1979 or 1980.

Reader Ann adds this:

“June 19, 2013 at 8:33 pm: 2010, 3 months behind on rent, in addition to hundreds of dollars-worth of assorted consumer goods, I left behind this twenty year old toy, a personal computer with cassette tape data storage in addition to the 16k RAM of the machine itself. I learned BASIC programming language on this and played a few games, using my televison for the view screen since the unit shipped without a CRT. Joysticks (2) and the necessary connectors and cables were provided to turn the TV into a video game. Much fun for around $300, delivered. RIP”


Interact (home computer)
Base Configuration: 2MHz 8088A CPU, 8K RAM (16K max), 2K ROM, integral cassette recorder and Chiclet-style keyboard, RF modulator, BASIC, two joysticks
Video: 17-column text, 112 x 78 graphics, eight colors
Size/Weight: 4 x 10.5 x 18.25 inches, 12 lbs.


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