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by munchausen
Wed May 29, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Other targets
Topic: V-Tech Genius Leader / PreComputer 1000/2000/4000
Replies: 29
Views: 17676

OK it took me a while, but I finally got a power pad. The keyboard is far superior to the prestige I have... Keys a little mushy but not bad travel. Now to find an excuse to give it to my son, and get cracking on an expansion!
by munchausen
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Other targets
Topic: V-Tech Genius Leader / PreComputer 1000/2000/4000
Replies: 29
Views: 17676

The prestige does have a keyboard but the mouse still really kills the device as a whole. I learned to program on an amstrad CPC, which had a nice basic and a good keyboard, so maybe I'm biased. Having said that my sister had a 400x when we were kids and I don't remember thinking anything in particu...
by munchausen
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Other targets
Topic: V-Tech Genius Leader / PreComputer 1000/2000/4000
Replies: 29
Views: 17676

So the "Prestige" arrived and I'm a little under-whelmed. The key travel is unbelievably short, and the built in software is not keyboard driven, but requires the (terrible) mouse to be used. I opened it up and the build quality is also surprisingly poor. There is hot glue everywhere, wire...
by munchausen
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Other targets
Topic: V-Tech Genius Leader / PreComputer 1000/2000/4000
Replies: 29
Views: 17676

Thanks for sharing! I see from your blog that you bought both a 5005 X and a 6000 SL, are those also Z80 machines with the same cartridge slot, or are they different from the 1000/2000/4000 completely? I'm also not much good at PCB design, I can manage schematics but PCB designing is harder... but I...
by munchausen
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Other targets
Topic: V-Tech Genius Leader / PreComputer 1000/2000/4000
Replies: 29
Views: 17676

@hotkey I was wondering if you have shared your reverse engineering effort anywhere, with information about how to create cartridges for these machines for homebrew? I am also wondering if you have any knowledge of the later machines... I had a PreComputer Power Pad when I was a kid, which I think i...