Tandy Computer was a computer manufacturer and retailer that was founded in 1979 by Charles Tandy, the CEO of Radio Shack. Tandy Computer was a division of Radio Shack, and it was created to meet the growing demand for personal computers.
Tandy Computer initially sold a line of computers called the TRS-80, which was popular with hobbyists and small businesses. The TRS-80 was known for its affordability and simplicity, and it quickly became one of the most popular personal computers of the early 1980s.
In the late 1980s, Tandy Computer expanded its product line to include more advanced computers, such as the Tandy 1000, which was targeted at home users. Tandy Computer also entered the laptop market with the Tandy 200, which was one of the first laptops to be sold in mass quantities.
In the 1990s, Tandy Computer faced increasing competition from other computer manufacturers, and it struggled to keep up with the rapid pace of technological change. In 1993, Tandy Computer was sold to AST Research, and the Tandy brand was eventually phased out in favor of the AST brand.
Despite its struggles, Tandy Computer made a significant impact on the computer industry, and it played a major role in making personal computers accessible to the general public. Today, Tandy Computer is remembered as one of the pioneers of the personal computer revolution.
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