Franklin ACE Microcomputers (1980s)
Franklin Computer Corporation of Pennsauken, New Jersey, produced a series of Apple compatible microcomputers in the early 1980's. They were later sued by Apple Computer and forced to stop producing Apple compatible machines.
Franklin ACE 1000 (Shown Above, and Below)
The ACE 1000 came with 64K memory and was hardware and software compatible with the Apple II. It ran VisiCalc, DB Master, Desktop Plan and other Apple compatible software. It was available in 1982 and sold for about $1,495.
Franklin ACE 1200
The Franklin ACE 1200 used the 6502, 8-bit, Z80B 8-bit processor and could run Apple DOS or CP/M. It came with 128K RAM and was Apple compatible. It cost $2,254
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