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History of the MZ-2000 and MZ-2200 
written by Maurice Hawes / SUC/UK 
Source: SUC-magazine November 1999, Volume 19 Number 3, p. 20  
A Brief History of the MZ-2000 and MZ-2200

Development of Sharp Computers in Japan 1978 - 1985

The MZ-2000 and MZ-2200 were not imported for general sale in the U.K. and we know little about them. However, the graph shows that they are closely related, and this is confirmed by the fact that, on the MZ-2500 described later in these pages, one position of the 3-way MODE switch emulates BOTH of these machines.

The MZ-2000

We have no MZ-2000, but thanks to Glyn John we do have its Disk BASIC MZ-2Z001, and this boots on the MZ-2500 with the date 1982. Otherwise, all we have is diagram showing how to connect the MZ-2000 or MZ-2200 to an MZ-1P07 printer. This diagram shows the MZ-2000 looking very similar to the MZ-80B, with a built-in tape deck and VDU ( which is presumably Mono ); it also shows that the MZ-2000 requires an external I/O Box, but the MZ-2200 does not:

Connection of MZ-2000 / MZ-2200 to a MZ-1P07 rinter

The MZ-2200

We have no MZ-2200, but we do have 2 undated Japanese brochures and they show a ‘key-board-only‘ machine with 64K main RAM, 2K text RAM, and 48K VRAM; ALL other peripherals, even the tape deck, are externally connected. All the peripherals, and system tapes and disks, are listed with MZ-part numbers; these include Tape BASIC MZ-1Z003 and Disk BASICS MZ-2Z001 ( B/W ) and MZ-2Z002 ( Colour ); and many of the pictures in the brochures show colour Monitors:

( The original picture in the SUC-issue
is in B/W, so I place this one here )

See next picture of MZ-2200 ( 45 kb ).
See picture of peripherals for the MZ-2200 ( Japanese, 309 kb ).

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last updated September 17, 2002
SUC / UK: Maurice Hawes

Development of Sharp Computers in Japan 1978 - 1985 ( All except the MZ-5500 and MZ-5600 are Z80 Based ) Direct Development X1 TURBO X1 TURBO MODEL 40 Business and Hobby Oriented Computers MZ-3500 PC-3200 PC-3100 MZ-40K MZ-80C MZ-80K MZ-80K, E MZ-1200 ( MZ-80A in U.K. ) MZ-80B MZ-2000 X1 X1 C / D X1 Ck / Cs X1 F MZ-2200 MZ-1500 ( MZ-800 in U.K. ) Hobby Oriented Computers MZ-700 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 Business Oriented Computers Computer Performance Influential Development MZ-6500 ( MZ-5600 in U.K. ) MZ-5500 SUPER-MZ MZ-2500 X1 TURBO II / III 1985

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