Sharp MZ80-B

From: Hans Franke <>
Date: Thu Jan 28 12:06:30 1999

> ::THe MZ80s are basicly Z80 PETs :)

> What makes you say that?

Just look at it and compare - the only difference from a
users view is that the PET had a ROM Basic, while the MZ80s
would boot BASIC from cassette. Everyting else was _very_
similar - including the design of the case - chicklett or
simple Keyboard, build in CRT, Flip case to open ... etc.

They are definitly the Japanese answer to the PET/CBM.

I belive their design order was 'make such a PET thing'.
Remember, in the late 70s/early 80s Japan was still in
the 'lets clone it and make it cheaper and maybe a bit
better' bussines.


Ich denke, also bin ich, also gut
Received on Thu Jan 28 1999 - 12:06:30 GMT

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