A Chess computer with LCD info ideal for beginners and chess enthusiasts.
MAIN RADIO SHACK PARTNER 1680X VERSION A GAME CHARACTERISTICS:
- 64 levels of play, strength including handicap levels, revolutionary new fun levels and a puzzle level.
- Large LCD shows chess pieces and moves, set-up, depth of search, take-back, check/mate/draw status.
- RANK AND FILE BOARD LIGHTS -- let you easily see where a piece came from and where it should go during a move.
- Contains 8 built-in study positions to help you improve your knowledge of chess - try to solve them with the computer’s help.
- Coach levels which warn you when your pieces are in danger.
- Mate search level up to mate-in-4.
- Openings book describes the major openings.
- Take-back and set-up capabilities.
- Stop anytime you like! The game memory retains your unfinished game until you play again (depending on batteries).
- LCD contrast control.
- Built-in storage compartment.
- Table-top style: an elegant and versatile chess computer, at home and when traveling.
- Jack for optional A/C adapter.
- Requires 4 x AA batteries (not included).
The main difference between Radio Schack Partner 1680X Model 60-2428 and Model 60-2428A are the way the playing levels are used. The later 1996 Model 60-2428A version is more user friendly in this respect. The play behavior is likely different between these two computers because of the way these play levels are differently designed.
Excerpts taken from “Radio Shack Partner 1680X” User Manual and box.