Kaypro 10

From: Jim <DD950_at_prodigy.net>
Date: Tue Sep 7 18:08:37 1999

From: Wayne Smith <wsmith_at_gj.com>

>>> Do you need a K10-83 or a K10-84?
>>What is the difference in these two models? (83, 84 -- year of mfg.,
>I didn't see a direct answer to this. Does anyone know?

Truth is, as I remember buying a Kaypro in the Summer of 1984 in Los
Angeles, nobody did really know what the difference was :-) Yes, that is
1983 or 1984. The year of manufacture.

Things were changing fast. The Kaypro 84 added more graphics, (but you
still had basically none) a 25 line screen, which there was scant use for, a
double sided drive in the -10 and two of them in the 2, and more software,
DbII was added to the list, and the newer version of cp/m. 2.2G or
something. I think a 300 Bd modem was added to the -10 that year, but that
won't help you now :] Something about another serial port added around that
time I think also.

The true techies here know more than I. There was something about a better
ROM whatever, but that was mostly for the "graphics" as I remember and maybe
the double sided 360 k disk drives. Somebody was selling one aftermarket

I think you would want to stay with the -84 model if you want to get some
work out of it.

If your interested, I bought the "Business Pack" in July of 1984 Which
included a remarked Brother daisy wheel printer and a KayPro 2X (2 double
sided 360k drives) no modem, (couldn't imagine what I would do with that)
all for only $1750. I thought it was the biggest bargain in the world
watching WordStar spell check and print out my reports. Saved me days of
work. I wore ear plugs while I printed out my work.

Hope that helps,


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