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“SAITEK MEPHISTO SOLAR STAR”

“SAITEK MEPHISTO SOLAR STAR”

Picture taken from the Saitek Mephisto Solar Star box.

“SAITEK MEPHISTO SOLAR STAR” Solar Panels

“SAITEK MEPHISTO SOLAR STAR” Solar Panels

Picture taken from the Saitek Mephisto Solar Star box.

SAITEK MEPHISTO SOLAR STAR

Congratulations on your purchase of the new Mephisto Solar Star! The Mephisto Solar Star is always ready to play when you are, and it can even teach you more about chess as you play!

    • Elegant, solar-powered travel chess computer which is extremely easy to use. Dual-Power enables you to play even under unfavorable lighting conditions simply by inserting the batteries.
    • Runs on solar power, which is environmentally friendly and cost free. In ECO mode, you do not need batteries to play. In TURBO mode, inserting batteries gives you even higher playing speed and you can hear the computer’s sound. You can run the computer on batteries when lighting is poor or when you want to store an unfinished game. Time-tested chess program with 128 skill level settings, suitable for 75% of all chess players and ideal for beginners as well, owing to its extended playing range. Ready to play at any time; the computer stores an unfinished game for up to two years (when batteries are installed). Practical storage compartment right next to the playing surface for captured pieces. Large playing surface (11 x 11 cm) and easy-to-handle chess pieces.

“A milestone in the development of chess computers: 1. advanced and 2. easy-to-use, with an elegant design.”

JUST LOOK AT MEPHISTO SOLAR STAR’S EXCITING FEATURES!

    • Operates on TURBO or ECO modes using solar power with batteries as supplemental power.
    • 128 different playing level settings, which start out easy and get more difficult as they go -- as you beat each level, go on to the next!
    • Clear display shows all game moves.
    • Elegant design -- game fits into your hand comfortably and goes anywhere you go!
    • Handy piece storage area.
    • You can check the position of all pieces and set your game up again if pieces are knocked over.
    • Battery-saving feature: If no keys are pressed for 20 minutes, the computer will turn itself off, saving the game for you.
    • If you make a mistake or change your mind about a move, you can take back a move for each side!
    • Turn the unit off at any time, even in the middle of a game -- with fresh alkaline batteries Mephisto Solar Star will remember your game for up to two years!

Excerpts taken from the SAITEK MEPHISTO SOLAR STAR user manual and box.

Information
Saitek Mephisto Solar Star (1996)

Saitek Solar Star (1996)

Technical Specifications

Saitek Solar Star (1996)

Manufacturer

Programmer

Saitek Industries Ltd

Craig Barnes

Year:

1996

Manufacturer ELO

800 USCF

Original Price

150,00 DM

Wiki ELO:

N/A

Model #:

467

My Serial #:

M0148816

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

K556C220

8 Bit Single Chip

4 Mhz

4 KB

288x4 Byte

Battery Operated:

3 x AA

Adapter Option:

N/A

Display Type:

4 Pos, 7 Segments LCD Display

Board Type:

Sensory Peg Electronic

Board Size:

4.3/8” x 4.3/8”

Overall Size:

9.1/2” x 7.1/8” x 1”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Peg Sensory Board

Push Button Controls

128

No

2 Half Moves

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes/ Yes

Yes / No

N/A

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

H5

Tournament Level:

H8

Infinite Level:

B6

Box

Solar Panels

User Manual

Game Information

Saitek Solar Star (1996) Box

Saitek Solar Star (1996) Solar Panels

Saitek Solar Star (1996) User Manual

Dual Power Chess Computer!

Schachcomputer.Info

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Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

Active Games (30s:1 or 60/30 etc.)

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ELO

70

36

8

26

57.1

964

52

38

4

10

76.9

1489

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

Tournament Games (180s:1 or 40/2 hrs)

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ELO

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ELO

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Saitek Solar Star (1996) Open and Ready for Play

Saitek Solar Star (1996) Closed

Saitek Solar Star (1996) Open and Ready for Play

Saitek Solar Star (1996) Closed

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