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The Casio PB-1000 is a portable home computer developed by Casio Computer Co. Ltd. and was first released in 1984. It was a part of Casio's "Pocket Computer" series and it was aimed at the home and small business market and was a direct competitor to other home computers of the time such as the Commodore 64 and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. The PB-1000 featured a Z80 CPU, 8K of RAM, and a built-in thermal printer. It also had a built-in keyboard, and it had a resolution of 128x64 pixels, capable of displaying 8 colors. The PB-1000 was also known for its ability to run Basic programming language. The PB-1000 had a limited software library available, mostly games and educational programs. The PB-1000 was not a commercial success, it was criticized for its high price, lack of popular games, and its late release, which came at a time when the market was already dominated by more advanced computers like the Commodore 64 and the ZX Spectrum. Casio stopped production of the PB-1000 in 1985 and the company shifted its focus to other products. The Casio PB-1000 is now considered a collector's item and is highly sought after by enthusiasts and retro computing enthusiasts. However, it's worth noting that due to the limited release of the computer and the small library of games and software, PB-1000 and its accessories are relatively scarce and hard to find. The Casio PB-1000 had a relatively small library of games, most of the software available for the PB-1000 was educational programs, and productivity tools. However, there were a few games that were developed specifically for the PB-1000. Some examples of games for the Casio PB-1000 include: Space Invaders: A port of the classic arcade game. Galaxian: A port of the classic arcade game Pac-Man: A port of the classic arcade game Tetris: A port of the popular puzzle game These games were relatively basic compared to games for other home computers of the time, but they were still popular among PB-1000 users. Due to the limited release of the computer, the games and software for PB-1000 are relatively scarce and hard to find.