RCA (Lancaster, Pa.)

Sold as an inexpensive hobbyist system, the Cosmac VIP was a single-board computer in a simple enclosure with graphics capability. You might call it the first home computer, since the Cosmac VIP was designed to be used by the whole family. A collection of 20 games was included with every unit. The user had to supply a monitor, cassette recorder, speaker, and enclosure.

The Elf II was a popular entry-level, single-board computer. It was followed by the Super Elf.

RCA Cosmac VIP (1977, computer trainer)
Original Retail Price: $275
Base Configuration: CDP 1802 CPU, 2K RAM (32K max), 512 bytes ROM, cassette interface, hex keypad, CHIP-8 programming language, microprocessor and operation manuals
Video: 128 x 64 graphics
Size/Weight: 8.5 x 11 inches
Important Options: VP-590 color video board, keyboard, parallel interface, Tiny BASIC, VP-595 sound and VP-550 music boards, EPROM programmer

RCA Cosmac Elf II (computer trainer)
Original Retail Price: $100
Base Configuration: CDP-1802 CPU, five expansion slots, 256 bytes RAM (64K max), video interface, integral hex keyboard
Video: 128 x 64 graphics

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