northstar advantage/cordata

From: Marvin <>
Date: Thu Jul 3 01:07:12 1997 wrote:
> i posted a note locally about ti99 goodies and someone emailed me back with
> an offer for a northstar advantage and a cordata. i need info on what these
> are and if they're worth getting.

Cordata took over Corona and I *think* they were located somewhere
around Westlake Village, California. Both the Corona and Cordata
machines that I have are all MS-DOS machines and I don't recall their
ever running CP/M. When Cordata ceased operations, the service and
support was taken over by a company in Los Angeles (don't recall the
name, but I could probably find it if it was needed.) As with
everything, the value is what someone is willing to pay. If the machine
has all the documentation, I *might* go as high as $20 but that would
only be because of the docs. BTW, I seem to recall that the monitor was
specific to the machine so make sure the monitor comes with the
machine. Without docs, I *might* be willing to take it off someones
hands but only if it were in excellent condition and working. The
Corona PC400 was my first MS-DOS machine.

The Northstar Advantage was an integrated machine that has the terminal,
processor, etc. all in one case; kind of a nice machine. It ran CP/M
and came out after the Horizon. I mainly used the Horizon so don't know
the details of the Advantage. The two Advantages I have were given to
me and included all the documentation. With the usual "it is worth what
someone will pay", the prices I have seen on similar equipment at swap
meets, etc. run around $10 or so. It is worth a bit more with docs.

As far as "worth getting", that depends on what type of collection you
want and how much space you are willing to devote to the collection.
Received on Thu Jul 03 1997 - 01:07:12 BST

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