31116RE: [midatlanticretro] Re: Fair price for IMSAI 8080
- Jun 3, 2013who88777 wrote:
> Is it worth pursuing one that only has a Z-80 CPU card in it? II think so. First, I run Microsoft MBASIC on one of my S-100 rigs
> understand some software like MS BASIC won't run on that.
that has a Z80. I do recall something about the old paper tape version
having problems with a Z80, but if you really want to run that, it
would not be difficult to acquire an 8080 CPU board (I have a stack
of them). One thing that some people don't seem to understand is that
"pure" systems were not "the norm" back in the day. Almost any hobbyist
would start with a minimal system and build it up as funds allowed.
Upgrading from a 2MHz 8080 to a 4MHz Z80 was very common.
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