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SciSys Astral (1985)
SCISYS ASTRAL Electronic Chess Computer.

SCISYS ASTRAL Electronic Chess Computer.

Picture taken from a SciSys Astral product leaflet.

Classic styling. Adjusts to play chess up to serious club level. Special features for beginners too.”

Carefully crafted to a luxury finish with carved wooden pieces. The sensory surface in the chessboard automatically registers each move as it is made. The powerful 16K program is adjustable to match the skill of beginner and strong player alike.

Your KASPAROV sensory chess computer is a sophisticated chess computer which automatically registers your moves on its built-in sensor chessboard. It has 17 different levels of skill. There are a number of additional features which make all operations easy to understand. You will be sure to appreciate the new instant response program that gives you very fast games in the casual levels.

The computer contains the latest in single-chip microcomputer technology which means that you get a battery life of over 150 hours on four penlite cells (alkaline type). The last position of a game is always stored in memory and retained for up to 2 years. We hope that these features will contribute to your enjoyment of the game.

MAIN SCISYS ASTRAL GAME CHARACTERISTICS:

    • Choose from 17 levels of playing strength.
    • Take back up to 8 half-moves.
    • Try out variations.
    • Set up positions.
    • Solve chess problems (up to Mate-in-10).
    • The automatic memory retains positions for up to 2 years.
    • The perfect table-top chess computer for the coffee table.
    • No unsightly wires needed.
    • One set of alkaline batteries gives 150 hours of play.

Excerpts taken from “Saitek Astral” User Manual and Product Leaflet.

Information

SciSys Astral (1985)

SciSys Astral (1985)

Information LED’s

SciSys Astral (1985) Information LEDís

User Manual

SciSys Astral (1985) User Manual

Sensory Controls

SciSys Astral (1985) Sensory Controls

17 Levels of Play!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

SciSys-W Ltd

Julio Kaplan

Year:

1985

Manufacturer ELO

1850 USCF

Original Price

$295.00

Wiki ELO:

1462

Model #:

410

My Serial #:

N/A

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

6301Y

8 Bit Single Chip

12 Mhz

16 KB

256 Byte

Battery Operated:

4 x AA

Adapter Option:

9V DC 100 mA

Display Type:

16 Board LED’s + 7 Info LED’s

Board Type:

Sensory Electronic

Board Size:

8” x 8”

Overall Size:

12.1/4” x 12.1/4” x 1.1/4”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Sensory Board

Button Controls

17

5000 Half Moves

8 Half Moves

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Mate in 10

Yes / Yes

Yes / No

Active Level:

4

Tournament Level:

B

Infinite Level:

G

Game Information

Schachcomputer.Info

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