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Fred Cisin cisin at
Mon Sep 21 10:54:18 CDT 2015

> > Epson PX8?
> That's a commercial or industrial system?  Did it run an EDM setup,
> turret lathe  or vacuforming machine?  Anyone keep their AR, AP, GL,
> payroll and inventory on one?   I doubt that one could run a PBX.
On Mon, 21 Sep 2015, tony duell wrote:
I guess it depends on what you call a 'commercial' system. I certainly
wouldn't class the PX8 as a home computer.

It's a "portable" computer.  Not typicaally "industrial" except for VERY 
light industry.  Quite suitable for field engineers, etc.
The HX-20 was used around here for a while in some cable TV field 

> I never looked at the Geneva or QX-10 as much more than word processing
> setups.
Then IMHO you didn't look at them carefully. I think the QX10 is one of the best 
all-in-one (as opposed to S100 bus, say) CP/M machines. Good graphics, 256k
(bank switched) RAM, those nice Epson voice-coil drives, RS232 and Centronics
interfaces, expansion slots if you need more, good documentation, etc, etc, etc
It certainly is a lot more than a word processing system.

Valdocs influenced the perception and image of the machine.

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