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Sharp MZ-80K

The MZ-80K was introduced in 1978 on the Japanese market in kit form. Not as a kit it was sold up from August 1979 in Germany ( price DM 1.800; source: The German magazine "Computerwoche" issue No. 33 from August 17, 1979 ). In UK it was officially unveiled in October 1979 at the Birmingham International Business Show ( price £600 ). Later 2 new models were available: MZ-80K2 ( Japan 1980 ) and MZ-80K2e ( Japan 1981 ) all in Japan available only.

In autumn 1980 it was first sold with a 5.25" floppy. Two systems were available now:
System 1 has one floppy disk and a printer ( 48K, Basic and assembler included. Price: DM 8.500 + tax ).
System 2 has a second drive ( price DM 11.600 + tax ).

May be, that the MZ-80K was known in Germany as BA-MZ-80K too or Sharp presented it first as BA-MZ-80K but sold it as MZ-80K ?

It is possible but not easy to change the 40-column hardware for CP/M usage which opens a wide range of software. Its standard CPU speed of 2MHz can be easily changed to 4MHz.

The MZ-80K was a big success; about 100,000 systems were sold.

Further Sharp MZ information can be found at http://www.sharpmz.org/mzovview.htm

This model was donated by Ernest Cheale
Other pictures showing the Chess game.
We als have another MZ-80K kindly donated by Gordon Gatiss

Manufacturer: Sharp
Date: September 1980

Sharp MZ-80K Manuals :

Item Manufacturer Date
Sharp MZ-80K Peeking and Pokeing 1982
Sharp BASIC Manual for the MZ-80K 1982

Magazines RELATED to Sharp MZ-80K in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Practical Computing - May 1981
Personal Computer World - October 1979 October 1979
Your Computer - November 1981 November 1981
Your Computer - December 1981 December 1981
Your Computer - December 1982 December 1982
Personal Computer World - March 1983 March 1983
Personal Computer World - September 1983 September 1983

Other Systems Related To Sharp MZ-80K:

Item Manufacturer Date
Sharp CS-1151 Compet Sharp 1976
Sharp PC-1211 Sharp 1980
Sharp Elsimate EL-210 (type II) Sharp 1980
Sharp MZ-80B Sharp April 1981
Sharp MZ-80A Sharp 1982
Sharp PC-1500 Sharp 1982
Sharp PC-1251 Sharp 1982
Sharp MZ-700 Sharp 1st January 1983
Sharp PC-1246 Sharp 1st January 1984
Sharp PC-1403 Sharp 1986
Sharp PC-1360 Sharp 1987
Sharp PC-7200 Sharp 1987
Sharp Font Writer FW-560 UM Sharp 1995
Sharp Font Writer FW-760 UM Sharp 1996
Sharp Zaurus SL-C1000 Sharp 2006

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH2867. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

Sharp MZ-80K

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