Date : Tue, 17 Mar 1987 15:29:04 GMT
From : firstname.lastname@example.org (Mark Harris)
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:
>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
>Z-80 machine, this one is worth checking out. It runs CP/M or LDOS.
>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
I hadn't realized LOBO was still in business. I take it from your letter
that they indeed are alive and kicking?