[ Retro Scan of the Week ] That Sanyo Feeling

October 8th, 2012 by Benj Edwards

Sanyo MBC-1100 Desk-Top Business Computer Ad, Sanyo EHD 511 Hard Disk - 1983“My whole torso is numb, and it feels great!”

The Sanyo MBC-1100 (1982) was a Z80-A-based business machine that ran CP/M as its operating system. It was one of many, many Z80 business machines from that era designed to run CP/M.

Japanese computer manufacturers were just breaking into the U.S. computer market at the time, so the Sanyo MBC-1100 would have likely been a curiosity in an American office setting.

[ From Personal Computing, November 1983, p.213 ]

Discussion Topic of the Week: Have you ever used a Japanese-designed vintage computer? Tell us about it.

6 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] That Sanyo Feeling”

  1. Retro Cosm Says:

    I want one!

  2. Eagles409 Says:

    Turok, that’s the only one I can think of.

  3. SirPaul Says:

    I have a Sony HIT-BIT 201, which is an MSX 1 system. It’s a pretty awesome machine. Really makes me wish the MSX line came to America. Oh well, not much we can do about that nowadays, right?

  4. Alexander Says:

    I have a Sanyo MBC-555 that Ive had no luck getting to boot off of its floppy’s. The guts are designed really strangely too…

  5. Eagles409 Says:

    Oh sure… change the question and make my answer look stupid.

  6. Benj Edwards Says:

    Sorry, Eagles. I had forgotten to change it initially and was using last week’s question as a template. There probably is a Japanese computer out there called “Turok,” though, if that makes you feel any better.

    (OK, probably not.)

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