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Savant, (Novag Savant)
a dedicated chess computer released in 1981 by Novag Industries LTD. The Savant had a Z80 CPU with 24 KB ROM and 4 KB RAM running on 3.6 MHz. The Savant was years ahead of its time using an LCD chessboard with touchscreen technology [1]. The program was based on David Kittinger's MyChess, and competed at the Commercial Group of the WMCCC 1981 in Travemünde and the ACM 1982 in Dallas, Texas.
Savant I [2]

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  1. ^ Scisys and Novag : The Early Years from Chess Computer UK by Mike Watters
  2. ^ Savant I from Novag Photo collection by Chewbanta

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