Tangerine Computers

Welcome to my Tangerine collection.

This page is a repository for all of the Tangerine systems, peripherals, and accessories in my collection – it’s currently a work-in-progress, and I’ll continue to add things as and when I have the time.

Tangerine Oric-1 48k

TypeHome computer
Release dateSeptember 1982
DiscontinuedFebruary 1984
Operating systemOric Extended BASIC v1.0
CPUMOS Technology 6502A @ 1 MHz
Memory16 KB / 48 KB

With the success of the ZX Spectrum from Sinclair Research, Tangerine’s backers suggested a home computer and Tangerine formed Oric Products International Ltd to develop the Oric-1. The computer was introduced in 1982. During 1983, approximately 160,000 Oric-1 computers were sold in the UK, plus another 50,000 in France (where it was the year’s top-selling machine). This resulted in Oric being acquired and given funding for a successor model, the 1984 Oric Atmos.

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