Chieftain Microcomputer (circa 1979)

Smoke Signal Broadcasting, Inc., of Westlake Village, California produced the Chieftain microprocessors.

Chieftain I. The Chieftain I was based on the 6800 microprocessor, came with 32K RAM, expandable to 64K, two serial I/O ports, a 2 MHz processor board and 2K RAM monitor.

It came in a leather-grained cabinet with cooling fan, two 5-1/4 inch diskette drives and power supply.

Chieftain II. Same as the Chieftain I but with two 8 inch floppy drives. The Chieftain systems started at $2,595. They were available in 1979.

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