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KAYPRO
Kaypro was founded in 1952 as Non-Linear Systems, the first manufacturer of digital voltmeters. In 1982, the company jumped on the personal computer bandwagon and rose quickly to become a darling of the industry with sales hitting $120 million.
The fall was quicker. Losses that peaked at $19.4 million on sales of $21.8 million drove the company into Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in March 1990. In June 1992, the proceedings were converted to Chapter 7 liquidation to satisfy some $20 million in claims.

This one includes DBASE II Ver. 2.41 Ashton-Tate 1 Feb 1984. 

  • SN = 86556 Made in USA.

Configuration

  • Zilog Z80/4 MHz 
  • 64 KB RAM 
  • 1 x 390 KB 5.25" diskette, 1 x 10 MB hard disk 
  • 9" green phosphor CRT (built-in) (160 x 100 graphics) 
  • 450 x 200 x 385 (W x H x D mm) 
  • Weight: 12,5 kg (27 lbs)
  • Parallel printer out
  • Serial printer out
  • Modem I/O

Operating system

CP/M 2.2 



Made in USA.
This one was paid $2,810.00 in Feb. 1983.
  • Zilog Z80/4 MHz CPU
  • 64k RAM
  • 2 built in 190k single-sided 5.25" floppies
  • 9 inch green monitor.
  • Parallel printer out
  • Serial printer out
  • Modem I/O
  • Weight: about 10kg (22 lbs).
  • SN; 248116 

Operating system

CP/M 2.2 
In the beginning there was the Kaypro II. Next was the original Kaypro 10. Then there was Kaypro IV.
The Kaypro 4 came after that. Then Kaypro 2, Kaypro 2X, Kaypro Robie, Kaypro 4X, Kaypro 12X, Kaypro 1 , Kaycomp II, Kaypro 2000, Kaypro 2000+, Kaypro IV+88, Kaypro 5 and Kaypro 16.


This is Arthur C. Clarke working on his Kaypro II.
It is believed that he wrote Odyssey 2010 on this machine.

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