The Sharp MZ-80B was an unusual home computer in that it featured an intelligent cassette deck that was able to find and load a program anywhere in the cassette tape, and all the cassette functions were controlled by software so the were no clunky buttons to press!
The MZ-80B was compatible with the other MZ-80 computers and had no ROM based language, instead it had to be loaded from tape or for some lucky owners from disk.
Our Exhibit Serial No: 1RB00207
We are lucky that our MZ-80B is complete with external double 5.25" disk drives, Printer, manuals, software an even the original dust cover!
The MZ-80B was presented on the German Hannover Messe in April 1981. This MZ was accepted for business purposes. It has a user-friendly typewriter keyboard and the data recorder is controlled by the system ( electromagnetic mechanic tape deck ). The data transfer of the data recorder ( 1,800 bits/sec ) is 50% faster than all other SHARP MZ's ( 1200 bits/sec ). It is possible to use high resolution and two graphic areas by the MZ-80B ( 320 × 200 dot graphics option ). Short information: 4MHz, max. 64K RAM, floppy interface optional, 40-/80-columns display.
All very kindly donated by Allan Wyatt
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