Telsoft Epson PX-8 Computer + Epson P80-X Printer in Samsonite Case

It incorporates the Epson PX-8, also known as Geneva, which was a small laptop computer made by the Epson Corporation in the mid-1980s. It had a Z-80 compatible microprocessor, and ran a customised version of the CP/M-80 operating system as well as various applications from a pair of ROM cartridge slots. For file storage, it had a micro cassette drive.

The PX-8 was released in 1984:
Price: US $995
Weight: 5 lbs, 2.3kg
CPU: Z-80 @ 2.45MHz
RAM: 64K, 128K max
Display: 80 X 8 text LCD
480 X 64 graphics
Storage micro tape-drive
Ports: RS-232, serial
Audio in/out, bar code
OS: CP/M 2.2 in ROM

The system also included a Epson P80-X Portable Printer:

Thermal Transfer Printing
Unidirectional (Left to Right)
2 lines per second (at 1/6 inch/line
96 Roman Characters
96 Italic characters
32 Graphics characters
8 international character sets
Line spacing: 1/6 inch (default). 1/8 inch programmable

All combined in a Samsonite hard case. The system was put together by Telsoft Ltd, a British company which was primarily established for the Financial Planning markets and was marketed as a Portable Profit Centre which had software pre-loaded

We are extremely grateful to Michael Houghton for his kind donation.

Manufacturer: Telsoft Epson
Date: 1984

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