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Kaypro IV

The Kaypro IV (aka IV'83 later) is not to be confused with the Kaypro 4 (aka 4'84) released one year later. I know, Kaypro model names are REALLY confusing...

The Kaypro IV is basically a Kaypro II with DS/DD full-height floppy drives.

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We had four Kaypro IVs that we souped up with a speed doubler and four half height drives. Later we put in four double sided 3.5" drives, and still later a hard drive. I did Masters Theses for college students with Perfect Writer, because it was so versatile. Printed them out on a 32 pin dot matrix printer, and later on a postscript laser printer. Took our souped up Kaypro to Bend Oregon to the SOG (SemiOfficial Get Together) a CP/M group. It was a nine day wonder.

Saturday 29th December 2018
Sharon Wertz (United States)

It had a 4Mhz processor. I''ve owned many computers since that one, but it was my favorite. That and Turbo Pascal 1.5 were a tough pair to beat. It saw me through 4 years of college and then some.

Thursday 24th September 2015
Bill (VA / USA)

Just wondered what a kaypro 4 would be worth now

Tuesday 1st October 2002
kathy (calif usa)


NAME  Kaypro IV
TYPE  Transportable
YEAR  1983
KEYBOARD  Detachable, 72 key typewriter style keyboard with 18 programmable keys.
CPU  Z80
SPEED  2.5 Mhz
RAM  64 KB
TEXT MODES  80 chars x 25 lines (character matrix : 5 x 8 dots)
COLORS  built-in 9'' non-glare green phosphor screen
SOUND  built-in speaker (CPU controlled) + keyboard 'key click' and beep
SIZE / WEIGHT  45 x 36 x 21 cm / 15kg
I/O PORTS  1 RS232c serial port, 1 Centronics-type parallel port, keyboard interface
BUILT IN MEDIA  two 5.25'' DS/DD full-height floppy drives (390 KB per disk)
OS  CP/M 2.2

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