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Kaypro 10

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1983.

The company Non-Liner Systems was formed in 1952 and made preferentially different measuring instruments. In 1982 they made as many others tend to do at this time, they joined the data-race, and made their first computer, which was named Kaypro II. Why the name was II, I do not know, but a subsequent follow-up was this computer, Kaypro 10. So was the name because it had a built-in hard drive of 10 MB. When Kaypro 10 was introduced, the company changed name to Kaypro Corporation. The measuring instruments division was still called, however, for Non-Liner Systems.

Kaypro 10 had a built-in 9" screen with a green glow, bigger than several other contemporary portable computers. In the detachable cap was the keyboard, and beside the screen was a 5,25" floppy disk drive. Everything was encased in solid metal and the handle were on the back, which therefor came upwards when it was carried. Underneath was a foldable footing when you needed to angle up the screen.

CP/M was a common operating system at this time and there were also in Kaypro 10. In addition, Kaypro 10 was equipped with many good programs, or how about the following; the word processing programs WordStar and Perfect Writer, the spreadsheet Calc Perfect, the database dBase II and two different versions of BASIC - partly, their own BASIC and partly, Microsoft's version of BASIC.

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Former owner: Berndt Karlsson, Göteborg

Technical data

 
Year 1983
Origin USA
Manufacturer Kaypro
Name Kaypro 10
CPU Zilog Z80A
Speed 4 Mhz
OS CP/M
ROM KB
RAM 64 KB
I/O ports Parallel and serial, printer, modem, keyboard via teleplugg
Text modes 80 x 24
Graphic modes 160 x 100
Colours Monochrome
Sound  
Built in media Hard disk 10 MB, disk drive 5,25" 390 KB, 9" green screen, power supply
Power supply Built-in