The twin-Z80 Intertec Superbrain.
|Manufacturer||Intertec Data Systems Corp.|
The Intertec Superbrain was an all-in-one commercial microcomputer that was first sold by Intertec Data Systems Corp. of Columbia, South Carolina, USA in 1979. The machine ran the operating system CP/M and was somewhat unusual in that it used dual Z80 CPUs, the second being used as a disk controller. In 1983, the basic machine sold for about $2000.
There were several variants, including the Superbrain II, Superbrain II Jr., "QD" (quad density disk drives) and "SD" (super density) models.
The Superbrain is notable for being at the user end of the first Kermit connection in 1981.
The machine was practical and useful in the office environment, but somewhat limited until the arrival of the first 5MB hard drive in one of the floppy drive bays. This was soon replaced by the 10MB hard drive that effectively removed all limitations on what could be programmed and stored.
|Model Number||Processor||Disk Drives||Clock Speed|
|10 (Compustar)||Z80||No drives network device||4 MHz|
|QD (Quad Density)||Z80||340Kb||4 MHz|
- DSS-10 10Mb Hard Drive
- CDC 96Mb Hard Drive with removable platter
- Priam 14" 144mb Hard Drive
- Microsoft Basic
- 8080 Assembler
- Microsoft Cobol 74
- Intertec SuperBrain DAVES OLD COMPUTERS[dead link]
- Superbrain at Old Computer Museum
- Marcus Bennett's Superbrain documentation
- on YouTube
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