Dick Smith VZ200
The Dick Smith VS200 (1983) and VS300 (1985) were
licienced rebrandings of the VTech Laser 200 and VTech Laser 310
computers and were predominantly sold in Australia and New Zealand.
Functionally the VS200 and VS300 were almost identical bar the 200
sporting 8 kilobytes of RAM and the 300 boasting 16 kilobytes.
The other main difference is that the VS200 had a horrible, rubber, 31
key keyboard with the right Shift key instead being the Space key. It
did not have a Space Bar in the the more common, lower central position.
In contrast the VS300 had 32 spring loaded keys, the right Shift
key where it should be and a Space Bar.
A number of periperals
were sold for the computers including (but not limited to) a floppy disc
drive, joysticks, tape drive and RAM expansions.
Both the VS200
and VS300 saw decent popularity with enthusiast group preserving
interest until the early nineties.