Sharp Advert - February 1982
From Personal Computer World
"First time on Earth - Sharp MZ-80B"
Perhaps unique in laying claim to some sort of extra-terrestrial origin, comes this advert for the Sharp MZ-80B. The "large" integrated screen had 320x300 pixel resolution and its processor was a Zilog Z-80. It was a spin-off from the relatively popular MZ-80K home computer series, launched in 1979, and was aimed at business. Note the cunningly-disguised tape deck in the top-right corner of the machine, desperately trying to look like something way cooler.
In a continuation of the heavenly theme, the first UK installation of the MZ-80B was at the Notre Dame Convent in Cobham, Surrey - Personal Computer World's February 1982 issue even showed the school's headmistress - Sister Mary Agnes - at the keyboard.
text and otherwise-uncredited photos © nosher.net 2019