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Texas Instruments TI-99/4A

Released in 1981, the TI-99/4A was an upgrade to the TI-99/4 with an improved keyboard. Like the earlier machine it had a 16-bit processor which was unique in its day. Later versions came in a grey plastic case.

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Riptide - Season 2, Episode 2, "The Orange Grove" (1984)

After sneaking into a military camp, the guys discover an officer dead in his quarters. Murray uses the officer's TI-99/4A (disguised as a PDQ-3) to access a military computer and gather vital clues.

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Importance: ****
Realism: ***
The machine is shown as having a built in acoustic coupler and is connected to a TV by a pair of clips applied to its expansion port.

Visibility: ***