Robotron Z1013, also known as MRB Z1013 is a single-board computer released in 1985 in East German by VEB Robotron Riesa company. Z1013 was used as an entry level into the world of computers for students and enthusiasts. At that time, Z1013 gained popularity and was used in various educational institutions. The computer was based on Z1013.01: U880 microprocessor with frequency of 1 MHz and 16 KB of RAM, however the next generation of Z1013 had up to 2MHz processor and up to 64 KB RAM. The video output supported text mode 32 x 32, which was quite common at that time. Compact cassettes were used as media devices.
Robotron Z1013 has been available since 1985, and only sold as a kit. The kit included already assembled and tested motherboard, a flat membrane keyboard, other small parts and detailed technical documentation. BASIC interpreter was also included in the package and could be used by loading from compact cassette or by using a plug-in module.
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