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Klicka för fler bilderSharp MZ-700

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1983.

This MZ-700 series has replaced the previous MZ-80 series, and later came to be replaced by MZ-800 series. There were four different models, 711, 721, 731 and 780. MZ-711 was the "naked model" without any built-in accessories, MZ-721 had an integrated cassette memory and MZ-731, furthermore a printer. MZ-780 was the sharpest, as it was equipped with a disk drive and could show 80 columns, while the other three only managed to show 40 columns.

Another peculiarity that MZ-700 had was a ROM of only 2 KB. It was enough to boot up the machine and call for an operating system, but no more. On the other hand, you were able to load any OS you wanted via cassette and there were a number of different to choose between. Inter alia a few different versions of BASIC, Pascal, Fortran, Comal and others.

It was never a hit as a game machine, even if it was possible to play on it. Most depended on relatively weak resolution.

This copy is, as you can see, a Sharp MZ-731.

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Former owner: Max Erikson, Eslöv

Technical data

 
Year 1983
Origin Japan
Manufacturer Sharp
Name MZ-700
CPU Zilog Z80
Speed 4 Mhz
OS None, loaded via cassette
ROM 2 KB
RAM 64 KB
I/O ports RF, Video, RGB, cassette (read/write), joystick x 2, I/O bus, printer
Text modes 40 x 25
Graphic modes 80 x 50
Colours 8
Sound 1 channel, 3 octaves
Built in media None,
or cassette,
or cassette and colour printer,
or cassette and colour printer and 2,8" (!) disk drive
Power supply Internal