Date : Wed, 11 Mar 1987 13:58:40 GMT
From : kodak!gardner@CS.ROCHESTER.EDU (dick gardner)
Subject: Re: Z-80 CP/M Machines
In article <2151@pur-phy.UUCP> piner@pur-phy.UUCP (Richard Piner) writes:
>In article <858@crash.CTS.COM> kevinb@crash.CTS.COM (Kevin J. Belles) writes:
>>In article <4720@brl-adm.ARPA> 7GMADISO%POMONA.BITNET@wiscvm.wisc.EDU writes:
>>>To: Robert Lewis Harker
>>>look into a used Tandy Model 4. It will indeed run CP/M, and a
>>> deleted comments about Model IV
>Well, while we are on the subject, there is yet another Z-80 machine around.
>Namely, the MAX-80 by Lobo. I'm not a big fan, but if you have to have a
^--- I AM a big fan! What a great machine!
>Z-80 machine, this one is worth checking out. It runs CP/M or LDOS.
^--- Z-80B @5.0 MHz
>Outputs are, 5-inch floppy, 8-inch floppy, SASI harddisk, Centronics
>parallel, 2 RS232 ports (Zilog PIO chip), and composite video. The
>RS232 ports can be set up to generate interupts, so it can run serial
>I/O at 19K baud. It has a real keyboard, with ALL the keys and a good
>feel, for those touch typist. I have a 3.25 inch floppy drive on one of them
>that holds 750K and the drive only cost $175. The MAX is fairly cheap to
>expand since the controllers are smart. It doesn't have high-res graphics.
>It does have programable fonts. For more information, you can contact
>Lobo Systems, 7334 Hollister Ave., Suite J, Coleta, CA 93117.
>Phone 805-968-6929. I have a couple of their machines and they run fine.
>Warranty service has been quick and when they fix a machine, it stays fixed.
>Usual disclaimers go here.
> Richard Piner
It runs most Model I/III/IV programs. (Not all because the
serial ports are different devices, but many) It also runs
a nice version of CP/M 2.2 and the nicest version of CP/M +
(also known as CP/M 3.0) that you've ever seen. The source is
included, and is heavily commented.
It has 128k ram and a battery-backed up real-time clock.
Runs LDOS 5.1.x for R.S. programs.
Lobo Systems was known to be in financial trouble, and I don't
know their present situation. As far as I do know, this is
their one and only product, which seems to guarantee a short
life these days.
I have one of these babies for sale. Includes 2 360k floppies,
2 8" Shugart DSDD drives, lots ofsoftware, manuals, etc.
First $700 takes it all. You pay shipping.
(parting with it because of the usual reasons....my work requires that
I have an IBM compatible machine at home)
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