The Sharp MZ 80A was the "enhanced" version of the Sharp MZ 80K. It had about the same technical features but offered a typewriter keyboard, better display, enhanced text mode and a Parallel printer port.
Like the MZ 80K and the MZ 80B, it had no language in ROM. The disavantage was that user had to load a language from tape each time he switched the machine on, on the other hand, any language or machine code program could be loaded instead of the standard BASIC.
The MZ-80A was the last evolution of the all-in-one MZ-80 serie and the predecessor of the MZ 700 serie. It was sold in Japan under the name SHARP MZ 1200.
YEAR 1982 CPU Zilog Z80
Our unit is in excellent condition with a serial number of 1RA01047 and was kindly donated by Jim Austin see http://www.computermuseum.org.uk/
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