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About Novag Model 9403 Zircon II (1994) Electronic Chess Computer

ABOUT NOVAG ZIRCON II MODEL 9403 ELECTRONIC CHESS COMPUTER

 

NOVAG ZIRCON II Electronic Chess Computer - picture taken from the box.

NOVAG ZIRCON II Electronic Chess Computer - picture taken from the box.

 

The NOVAG ZIRCON II is a very strong table top chess computer with 56 levels, from beginner to county strength. It is packed with sophisticated features and has twin LCD displays for information and clock times.

 

NOVAG ZIRCON II Electronic Chess Computer - picture taken from the sales leaflet.

NOVAG ZIRCON II Electronic Chess Computer - picture taken from the sales leaflet.

 

MAIN NOVAG ZIRCON II MODEL 9403 GAME CHARACTERISTICS

 

  • The fastest chess computer in its class with an excellent tactical game.
  • A real challenge for good players and a tutor for beginners.
  • Easy to operate SENSOR TECHNOLOGY.
  • Ultra light touch sensory board, Staunton Pattern Magnetic Chessmen.
  • A very strong 32 KByte chess program (H8 RISC Style processor) and a super fast 26.6 MHz processor offer superb play.
  • 48 skill levels split into Blitz, tournament, fixed depth, fixed time, training and analysis.
  • Special levels and features for beginners.
  • A multitude of special features can be selected and displayed via the cleverly arranged LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAYS, if desired.
  • Twin information LCD shows intended move and position evaluation, clock time, move count, problem solving and main continuation.
  • Large Opening Book contains over 13,000 half moves.
  • TRAINING and HINT key serve as great tutoring feature.
  • Can solve up to mate-in-8 moves.
  • Saves game position in MEMORY when switched off.
  • PORTABLE: Plays on 6 x AA alkaline batteries or NOVAG adapter Art. No. 8219 (both not supplied).

 

Excerpts taken from the NOVAG ZIRCON II user manual and box.

 

Information on Novag Model 9403 Zircon II (1994) Electronic Chess Computer
Novag Model 9403 Zircon II (1994) Electronic Chess Computer

Technical Specification

Novag Zircon II (1994)

Novag Model 9403 Zircon II (1994) Box
Novag Model 9403 Zircon II (1994) Computer Label
Novag Model 9403 Zircon II (1994) User Manual

Box

Computer Label

User Manual

Spacious Mind

Schachcomputer.Info

Active 2017

Tourn. 2015

2032

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Novag Industries Ltd.

David Kittinger

2241 USCF

1994

$249.00

1940 SSDF

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

9403

My Serial #:

56786

Processor OEM

Hitachi

Processor:

H8/300

Speed:

Type:

8 Bit

26.6/2 = 13.3 MHz

ROM:

32 KB

RAM:

1 KB

Battery Type:

6 x AA

Power Adapter:

9V DC 300 mA -/+

Display:

2x4P7S+16LEDs

Board Type:

Press Sensory

Overall Size:

Board Size:

7.3/4x7.3/4 in

103/4x10.3/4x1 in.

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

56

Opening Book:

13K Half Moves

Take Back:

138 Half Moves

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Available

Available

Solve Mate:

Mate in 8

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Available

Search Depth:

18 Ply Max.

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Not Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

TR7

Infinite Level:

AN8

AT5

Hardware Specification

Game Features

Matchplay & Test ELO Ratings

Computer Game Rating

Rating Test

Other  Computer Chess Ratings

USCF

USCF

Spacious Mind

Human Rating

USCF

CCR 1995

CCNS 1995

Ply

FIDE

USCF

2154

2147

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2118

2057

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