Zeda Computer Systems (Provo, Utah)

The Zeda could function as a terminal or as a standalone computer. Its all-in-one design featured wooden sides.

Reader David Bogardus adds:

“June 23, 2012 at 9:40 am: I worked there as the sixth or seventh employee, from September 1978 until May 1980, working for John McMullen and Chris Capener. I designed and installed the original Zeda PBX phone system, built in an S-100 chassis. I also played a very small part in the Zeda 580 development. I still have my Zeda 580. I love it, and miss John and the gang.”

Zeda Video Computer (desktop)
Original Retail Price: $4,500
Base Configuration: Z80A CPU; 48K RAM (58K max); 5.25-inch floppy disk drive; integral monochrome CRT; integral keyboard; two serial, parallel, and light-pen ports
Video: 25-line x 80-column text
Size/Weight: 12 x 15 x 18 inches
Important Options: 5.25- or 8-inch floppy disk drive, keypad, light pen

Zeda 520/580 (desktop)
Original Retail Price: $3,995 (520)/$5,938 (580)
Base Configuration: Z80A CPU, Zedos, 64K RAM (520)/65K RAM (580), integral monochrome CRT, integral keyboard/keypad, RS-232C and parallel ports, BASIC
Video: 25-line x 81-column text

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