Space Byte Advert - March 1978
From Byte - The Small Systems Journal
Introducing the Space Byte 8085 CPU
This advert is for one of many single-board computers available at the time, but it's worth an entry because the company name is one of comparitively few which actually used some sort of space-age theme.
It was an S-100 board and came with all of 256 bytes of RAM - as in ¼ of a kilobyte. However, it did have a 3K ROM monitor.
It was built around Intel's new 3MHz 8085, which was 50% faster than the 8080A used in many contemporary micros like the Sol 20 and Vector's range of computers.
The 8085 was also cheaper to build with as it only required a single 5V power supply, rather than the multiple voltages that the older 8080 needed.
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