Back in the 80′s Creative Computing published a BASIC benchmark written by David H. Ahl and at least one article that compared a lot of the machines of the day. I’ve found the main article and source for the program on the web but can’t find the results anymore. If anyone has the magazine I’d appreciate it if you would post the results.
I know the CoCo and MC10 were evaluated and I’m pretty sure the CoCo times were about average but I’m pretty sure the author was not a fan of the CoCo. I never saw an evaluation of the CoCo running with the high speed poke or the CoCo3 (it didn’t exist yet).
Here is the article minus the benchmark results and program (VOL. 9, NO. 11 / NOVEMBER 1983):
And here is the program: