The Kaypro 16 was the first Kaypro model to use MS-DOS and Intel 8088 CPU instead of the good old CP/M - Z80 couple. It was thus a machine that represents the new direction taken by Kaypro and the technological evolution in general.
The Kaypro 16/2 is a Kaypro 16 with two 5''1/4 floppy drives and no hard drive. Both versions shipped with a large bundle of software: MS-DOS, WordStar, MailMerge, CalcStar, InfoStar, MITE, GW-Basic, tutorials and... 13 manuals!
The following info is provided by Joe Rigdon:
The model 16 had a detachable IBM compatable keyboard, one 360 K disk drive and a 10 Meg hard drive. It also has a built in 9 inch monochrome
green monitor with a 25 x 80 display. It had an Intel 8088 CPU running at 4.77MHz. It used a 8237A DMA, an 8253-5 timer, an 8255-5 peripheral
interface, an 8259A interrupt controller, an 8284A clock and an 8288 bus controller. The standard system had a motherboard and three cards and one open expansion slot.
The mother board was socketed for 512K of memory but only 256 K was installed from the factory. The motherboard contained the circuitry that decodes RGB video into gray levels of monochrome. Also on the motherboard was a WD1002 disk controller board.
One of the cards was the processor card. It contained the keyboard interface, the clock, the timer, the bus controller, the DMA, the programmable peripheral interface and the programmable interrupt controller. It also contained a socket for a math coprocessor.
The second cards was the floppy-RAM-I/O card. It contained a DB-25S connector for the parallel port and either a DB-9S or DB-9P connector for the serial port. The third card was a color graphics card for use with an external RGB or monochrome monitor. It had a DB-9S connector for the RGB monitor and a jack for a monochrome monitor. Both used standard cables.