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[[Image:PCjr - Booting.jpg|thumb|256x256px|A PCjr with the original keyboard.]]
 
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The '''PCjr''' is a home computer model developed and sold by [[IBM]] from March 1984 to May 1985. It was created, not to further IBM's business market, but to chisel away at the home computer market which was largely dominated by the [[Apple II]] and [[Commodore 64]]. The PCjr used the same Intel 8088 CPU as the [[IBM PC]], but included better graphics and sound capabilities, and included ROM cartridge support, and built-in joystick ports to make it similar to other home computers. The PCjr even saw an early clone with the [[Tandy 1000]]. Not seeing the sales figures they expected, in part due to the cheap design of the computer, IBM dropped the PCjr line after little over a year on the market, but IBM's failure with the PCjr was Tandy's because the 1000 remained a very successful line for many years after.
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The '''PCjr''' is a home computer model developed and sold by [[IBM]] from March 1984 to May 1985. It was created, not to further IBM's business market, but as an attempt to capture the home computer market which, at the time, was dominated by the [[Apple II]] and [[Commodore 64]]. The PCjr used the same [[Intel 8088]] CPU as the [[IBM PC]], but included better graphics and sound capabilities, and included ROM cartridge support, and built-in joystick ports to make it similar to other home computers. IBM marketed the PCjr fairly well, and it was even cloned with the [[Tandy 1000]], but, due to cheap design decisions, IBM did not see the sales they expected, and dropped the PCjr line after only little over a year on the market. IBM's failure with the PCjr was Tandy's success, because the 1000 remained a very popular line for many years after.
  
Although I've never owned or used a PCjr, I spent a lot of time in my youth on it's clone, the Tandy 1000. [[DOSBox]] currently has pretty good PCjr emulation.
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Although I've never owned or used a PCjr, I spent a lot of time in my youth on its clone, the Tandy 1000. [[DOSBox]] currently has pretty good PCjr emulation.
  
 
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Revision as of 13:11, 17 July 2019

A PCjr with the original keyboard.

The PCjr is a home computer model developed and sold by IBM from March 1984 to May 1985. It was created, not to further IBM's business market, but as an attempt to capture the home computer market which, at the time, was dominated by the Apple II and Commodore 64. The PCjr used the same Intel 8088 CPU as the IBM PC, but included better graphics and sound capabilities, and included ROM cartridge support, and built-in joystick ports to make it similar to other home computers. IBM marketed the PCjr fairly well, and it was even cloned with the Tandy 1000, but, due to cheap design decisions, IBM did not see the sales they expected, and dropped the PCjr line after only little over a year on the market. IBM's failure with the PCjr was Tandy's success, because the 1000 remained a very popular line for many years after.

Although I've never owned or used a PCjr, I spent a lot of time in my youth on its clone, the Tandy 1000. DOSBox currently has pretty good PCjr emulation.

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I do not own, nor have I used a PCjr.

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I don't know the PCjr well enough to review it.

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