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Kaypro 2

See below for specifications and information on this system.

Specifications and information

Key Dates: Announced 1981?
Original Price: $1595 in 1982
CPU: Zilog Z-80A
Memory: 64K RAM
Operating System: CP/M
Display: 80 characters by 24 lines, text only
Input/Output: Dual internal 5 1/4" 191K floppy disk drives; serial port; detachable keyboard; built-in 9" green monochrome monitor
Bus: None
Other Items in Collection: Documentation; CP/M system disks
Items Needed: Bundled software

The Kaypro 2 was a more rugged, metal cased alternative to (clone of) the Osborne 1, and had a larger monitor to boot.

For those looking for more storage, the Kaypro 4 offered the same machine with 394K floppy disk drives. A version with an internal hard disk was the Kaypro 10.

Here's an early 1982 magazine ad announcing the Kaypro II:

KayproII-Ad.jpg (24289 bytes)

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