Inside a Classic: The TRS-80 Model 100

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<h2>The Display</h2> <br> The Model 100 sports a serviceable monochrome LCD panel that can display eight lines of 40 characters each, with an overall 240x64 resolution. Such a small resolution might seem limiting today, but for the size and convenience of the Model 100 in 1983, it was enough. In fact, Gates told the <a href="http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/comphist/gates.htm#tc35">National Museum of American History</a> that it was the display that really got him excited about the project: "Up to then, all we had was four lines by 20 characters. I didn't think using 4 by 20 you could do much that was interesting. But, when [my friend Kazuhiko Nishi] said we could go 8 by 40, then I got to be pretty fascinated with the idea of a portable machine." <br> Unlike most of today's LCDs, you'll find no backlight here. On the bright side, one can easily read the screen in full sunlight.

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