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Novag Onyx (1993)
“NOVAG” logo

“NOVAG” logo.

Picture taken from a Novag box.

“NOVAG ONYX” Electronic Chess Computer

“NOVAG ONYX” Electronic Chess Computer

Picture taken from the Novag Onyx box.

MAIN NOVAG ONYX CHARACTERISTICS

      • A SMALL EASY TO CARRY chess computer. Irresistible and affordable too.
      • Very easy to operate.
      • NEW strong program with 16 skill levels.
      • Programmed in accordance with the International Chess Rules, knows en-passant moves, castling, and pawn promotion.
      • Check, Stalemate and Mate announcements.
      • Fast response times.
      • Plays against itself.
      • NEW with HINT and TRAINING FUNCTION which are great tutoring features.
      • Easy correction through TAKE BACK function.
      • Position verification and position setup for problem solving.
      • Saves game position in MEMORY when switched off.
      • One set of 4 x AAA cells allows 1000 hours of play.

Excerpts taken from the NOVAG Onyx box.

“NOVAG ONYX” Electronic Chess Computer

“NOVAG ONYX” Electronic Chess Computer

Picture taken from the Novag Onyx box.

Information

Novag Onyx (1993)

Novag Onyx (1993)

External Board

Novag Onyx (1993) External Non-Sensory Chessboard

Box

Novag Onyx (1993) Box

User Manual

Novag Onyx (1993) User Manual

Batteries allow 1000 Hours of Play!

Technical Specifications

Manufacturer

Programmer

Novag

David Kittinger

Year:

1993

Manufacturer ELO

1500 USCF

Original Price

$79.95

Wiki ELO:

N/A

Model #:

9027

My Serial #:

352409

Processor Type

Speed

ROM

RAM

Singlechip

8 Bit

8 MHz

4 KB

256 Byte

Battery Operated:

4 x AAA

Adapter Option:

N/A

Display Type:

LCD 4 Positions 7 Segments

Board Type:

Non-Electronic Chessboard

Board Size:

4.1/2” x 4.1/2”

Overall Size:

2.1/8” x 3.3/4” x 3/4”

Move Entry

Options Selection

Playing Levels

Opening Library

Take Back Moves

Push Buttons

Push Buttons

16

1300 Half Moves

2 Half Moves

Position Setup/Ver.

Display Move Info/Analysis

Solve Mate

Save Game/ Ponder

Hint/Teach Mode

Yes / Yes

No / No

Mate-in-3

Yes / No

Yes / Yes

Active Level:

7 (A7)

Tournament Level:

13 (B5)

Infinite Level:

16 (B8)

Game Information

Schachcomputer.Info

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