Instructions:TI-99/4A TI-Writer Word Processor

Texas Instruments1982

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

The Texas Instruments TI-99/4A was an early home computer developed in 1981. It originally sold for $525. It competed with the Commodore Vic-20 and offered more memory and better graphics, but its software library was much more limited and was priced higher. Texas Instruments reduced its prices within the year to remain competitive, but as the TI-99 cost more to produce than the Vic-20, Texas Instruments began losing money rapidly. Production of the computer halted in 1984. Despite its short run, the computer produced exceedingly popular games, such as TI Invaders and Parsec, and many gaming collectors still seek them out today.


  • Title: Instructions:TI-99/4A TI-Writer Word Processor
  • Creator: Texas Instruments
  • Date Created: 1982
  • Location: USA
  • Subject Keywords: video game, electronic game, software
  • Type: More Electronic Games
  • Medium: plastic, printed cardboard, metal
  • Object ID: 116.3977
  • Credit Line: Gift of Carl S. Snyder

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