Anyone ever heard of an Amigo?

From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Sat Jan 10 21:33:42 1998

On Sat, 10 Jan 1998, Sam Ismail wrote:

> I picked up an Amigo computer today from a thrift store. Now, this is
> something cool as I have never seen one before and it is an interesting
> design for its time.
> The CPU and CRT are in one unit. In fact, at first I thought this was
> simply a dumb terminal because normally when you had a computer with
> integrated CPU/CRT it was a lot bulkier than this one is. The motherboard
> on this is tucked right under the tube. It has a Z-80 CPU and a 6502 (I'm
> assuming the 6502 is for the video display). The keyboard is an IBM XT
> keyboard (same key layout) but it has a 1/4" phono plug that connects to
> the front of the CRT/CPU (just like the Apple Lisa keyboard). I also got
> a dual half-height disk drive unit for it and two boxes of 5.25" floppies
> with programs such as WordStar, Supercalc, etc. I got a couple CP/M
> master disks with it as well.
> It powers up and on the screen it says:
> V.10 BOOT Insert system diskette in lower drive.
> I can hear the drive spinning as if its trying to boot from the disk but
> none of the system disks I have seem to work. Perhaps they are bad, or
> the drive heads need cleaning.

Sam, if you are ever able to 'proof' one of your system disks, I would
love to have a copy to add to the archive. I have been after one of
those suckers for years!
                                                 - don
> What I really want to know is if anyone has ever seen or worked with one
> of these, and if you've got any information on it.
> Thanks!
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