PowerBrain Touch 8 Chess & Games 8-in-1 Travel Computer


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Versatile touch-screen handheld chess and strategy games computer with large display and bright backlight to 1500+ ELO for beginners and social players

The PowerBrain Touch 8 Chess & Games is a little jewel of a handheld chess computer that makes an engaging partner at a great price for social players up to 1500 ELO standard. Unique in its class, it further shines by also offering seven other board games with multiple skill levels and the ability to communicate in seven European languages.

Combining similar processor power and speed as its tabletop cousins with exclusive features of its own including over 200 master games built into its generous memory, it boasts a 56% larger high-quality touch screen and a bright yet power-efficient backlight for true useability—no wrestling with clumsy and slow cursor controls or squinting at dim and tiny displays.

The best machine of its type on the market and one of the all-time great chess pocket gadgets, the PowerBrain Touch 8 Chess & Games will be a pleasant revelation to you. Don't be surprised if you find yourself compelled to take it everywhere!

Chess Program Features

30 main levels (6 Timed Move, 4 Timed Game, 15 Analysis, 5 Fun)

5 "mini-chess" modes to help beginners learn how to play in stages

Observes all rules including castling / en passant / pawn promotion

Help function can indicate legal moves in a position for beginners

Optional teaching feature can warn of mistakes and provide advice

Computer can be made to play against itself if desired

220 built-in classic games played by human and computer champions Bobby Fischer, Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik and Deep Blue / Deep Thought

Large built-in openings library of approximately 7000 halfmoves

Computer evaluation of a position can be displayed on request

Computer thinking can be interrupted to make best move found

Recognises draws by 3-fold repetition / 50-move rule / stalemate

Solves mate-in-2 and mate-in-3 problems

10 built-in mate-in-2 problems for practice

Take back or replay up to 8 moves for each side

Change sides and / or reverse board at any time

Referee mode allows playing both sides or playing against a friend

Positions can be set up for computer to analyse

Other Strategy Games

Plays 7 other classic strategy games (Checkers / Draughts, Reversi, Four-in-a-Row, Fox and Geese, Grasshopper / Halma, Nim, Northcote's game) with 16 skill levels for Checkers / Draughts and 10 skill levels for other games

Other General Features

56% larger screen than in tabletop models for ultimate viewing ease

Bright backlight for effective play under all lighting conditions

Touch sensitive LCD board and message area

Stylus slots neatly into unit when not in use

7 selectable languages (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese)

Play rate for displaying moves adjustable from 1 to 10 seconds

10 LCD screen contrast settings

Sound can be toggled on or off

START button provides menus of commands in message area

HELP button displays context-sensitive scrolling messages

Automatic power off if game is unattended for longer battery life

Positions held in memory when switched off for continuation later

Requires 3 x AAA batteries (not included)


Unit size: 118 x 71 x 24 mm

Sensory LCD screen size: 48 x 60 mm

Sensory LCD board size: 48 x 48 mm

Sensory LCD board square size: 6 x 6 mm


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