Sharp PC-1210 BASIC programmable calculator

General specifications
Type BASIC programmable calculator
Production years 1980 - -
New price USD 230 / DM 328
Operating system n.a.
Chipset/CPU 4-bit @ 256kHz (Hitachi SC43158)
I/O -
Performance index 0
Entry method BASIC expressions
Precision 10 digits
Advanced functions

Forensic result -

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Programming model BASIC
Programming features

Program display Text
Program editing Text editor
Programming 512 bytes
Data 26 numbers
ROM 11 kB
Type LCD
Size 24 characters
LWH 1757015 mm
Weight 170 g
Batteries 4MR44
External power -
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With the PC-1210 Sharp was the first in the world to manufacture a BASIC programmable calculator. And although the specifications are meagre with only 512 bytes of programmable memory and a 4-bit processor, the BASIC implementation did feature all the things that mattered: Branching, Conditions, Subroutines, Labels and Indirect addressing. Of the total memory of 896 bytes, 208 bytes where used for the 26 build in variables (A...Z)> The remaining memory (688 bytes) left room for about 400 programming steps. Some sources say the PC-1210 had only 512 bytes of RAM.

The PC-1210 was followed by the PC-1211, which had more memory. The PC-1210 was later sold by Casio as the PB-100.


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