Tangerine Oric – the name of the series of home computers that have been released from 1983 to 1986 by Tangerine Computer Systems company. Oric computers were popular in the United Kingdom. The first computer from the Oric series Oric-1 was released in 1983 in order to compete with the leader of the home computers market at that time – Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Oric-1 was the inheritor of the Microtan 65 computer that was released yet in 1979. Being a competitor of such successful computer as ZX Spectrum, Oric-1 had to offer something extraordinary or at least the same for much less money – this was the idea of Tangerine company. Oric-1 has much convenient keyboard compared to the Spectrum, also Oric-1 could easily beat the rival with the new 3-channel sound chip GI 8912 and custom ASIC-chip, which managed the memory and provided two modes of displaying the information on the screen – text mode 40x25 characters and graphics mode with the resolution of 240x200.
It has been sold about 200 thousand units of the first model from Oric series. It didn’t meet the expectations of Tangerine company, however it was enough to be noticed by Edenspring company which subsequently acquired Oric International and allocated 4 million pounds for the development of the company. The end of production of Oric-1 happened in January 194, however with the invested money Oric International was able to release other home computers from the Oric series in particular Oric Atmos in 1984, Oric Nova, which was the Yugoslavian clone of Atmos, Oric Stratos in 1985 and the last model from the series was Oric Telestrat, released in 1986.
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