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How much did the Radio Shack TRS-80 Model III weigh? I imagine it must have been quite a lot, with the computer, monitor, power supply and up to 2 disk drives all in the same case, but I haven't been able to find an actual number anywhere.

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  • Good question, gotta drive to my storage to check. There might be some variations due diverging accessories.
    – Raffzahn
    Jun 14 '18 at 9:35
  • I don't think it was that heavy. It only has a 12" B&W CRT which would be most of the weight.
    – user722
    Jun 14 '18 at 13:33
  • I'll bet it's pretty lightweight compared to a PET. The Mac G3 AIO "Molar" is the heaviest I've felt.
    – Brian H
    Jun 14 '18 at 13:53
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    Do you mean the dry-weight of a fully laden TRS-80? ;)
    – Brian H
    Jun 16 '18 at 18:14
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    I carried one of these home from a friends house (she gave it to me) by hand, walking it about a mile, at the age of 13. At that time, it seemed like it weighed 100 pounds.
    – PhasedOut
    Sep 28 '18 at 21:01
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An old acquaintence of mine that I used to buy a fair bit of kit from (and hope to again, possibly a Model 4 if he can source one) informs me that the TRS-80 Model III clocks in at about 20kg, boxed up. That's about 44lbs for those quaint people not wholly converted to metric :-)

I can't imagine the box and packing itself would be much more than a kilo or so, so I'd put the weight of the computer itself in the high teens.

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