Sold as an intelligent terminal, the SuperBrain was actually a capable microcomputer. Intertec brought out the SuperBrain QD in 1980 with 64K RAM and double-sided floppy drives. A SuperBrain II introduced in 1983 came with 64K RAM and Microsoft BASIC. All units had the same all-in-one design and two-tone black and white color scheme.
The HeadStart used a RAM disk for fast data access and could be used as a standalone system or as a network server. As the latter, it could support up to 255 users.
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Intertec SuperBrain Video Computer System (1979, desktop)
Original Retail Price: $3,000
Base Configuration: two Z80 CPUs, CP/M, 32K RAM (64K max), two 5.25-inch floppy disk drives, integral 12-inch monochrome monitor, integral keyboard/keypad, RS-232 port
Important Options: S-100 bus adapter, 10MB hard disk drive
Intertec HeadStart Video Processing Unit (VPU) (Nov. 1983, desktop PC)
Original Retail Price: $1,895 to $4,495
Base Configuration: 8MHz 8086 and 4MHz Z80A CPUs; MS-DOS and CP/M-80; 128K RAM (1MB max); 3.5-inch floppy disk drive; integral 12-inch monochrome CRT display; keyboard/keypad; RS-449/RS-232, parallel, and network ports
Video: 25-line x 132-column text
Size/Weight: 15.75 x 12.75 x 11.3 inches, 25 lbs, beige
Important Options: 10MB to 50MB hard disk drive