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Oric
Tangerine Computer Systems • 1983

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Launched ByTangerine Computer Systems
Type8-bit Microcomputer
Launch1983
Discontinued1987


The Oric 1 and Oric Atmos were computers made by Tangerine Computer Systems in response to the success of the ZX Spectrum.

Though the Oric computers did not match the sales of the Speccy, they did become a big hit in France, where the Oric 1 was the best-selling computer of 1983.

Tangerine's Oric Products International was eventually acquired by French company, Eureka, who went on to produce the Oric Stratos and Oric Telestrat.

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Emulation

System Emulator Notes
Windows / Mac OS / Linux MAME/MESS Good Support. Setname: oric1 (Oric 1) / orica (Oric Atmos)
Various Oricutron -
Mac Clock Signal / CLK Multi-emulator by Thomas Harte. Also emulates CPC, ZX81, Apple II, Atari 2600 and more
Mac Richard Bannister's Oric -
Retropie via Oricutron Oric emulation is under the Experimental section

Emulator information last updated 7th August 2020

Tech Specs and further details

Name Oric 1
Launched 1983
Origin United Kingdom
Processor MOS 6502A
Memory 16K or 48K RAM / 16K ROM
Display Output UHF / RGB
Colours 8 colours
Resolution 240 x 200 (40 x 28 chars)
Storage Cassette / Floppy DIsk
Input Built-in chiclet (calculator style) Keyboard
Cost £129 at launch

Tech

Name Oric Atmos
Launch 1984
Origin United Kingdom
Processor MOS 6502A
Memory 16k or 48K RAM / 16K ROM
Display Output UHF / RGB
Colours 8 colours
Resolution 240 x 200 (40 x 28 chars)
Storage Cassette / Floppy Disk
Input Built-in typewriter style Keyboard
Cost £170 at launch

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