|Country of Origin||Japan|
|Expansion||Add-ons for RAM disk, modem, printer, etc.|
|Bus||Proprietary "serial" bus|
|I/O||RS-232, Serial (bus), Parallel|
|Notes||The Epson was a neat little portable with tons of features. The plug-in application ROMs were a good idea in theory, but somewhat cumbersome in practice. The CP/M operating system, modified for the Geneva architecture, was probably implemented a few years too late. Competition with Tandy and PC compatible "notebooks" eventually killed the machine.|
|Related Items in Collection||P-80 thermal printer, "Modem unit," most of the original manuals and paperwork except for the "Operations Manual" containing the CP/M, BASIC and system references. Four ROMs (BASIC, Wordstar, Calc/Scheduler, UTY (utility?)). The older Epson Lap top, the Epson HX-20.|
|Related Items Wanted||External disk drive(s), Operations manual, additional ROMs.|
The Epson Geneva in my collection is in excellent working condition with most of the original manuals and other items from the packaging (with the exception of the packaging itself and the main users manual.)
Cosmetically the machine is just about perfect with the possible exception of the keyboard cover which is slightly discolored, perhaps from manufacturing impurities.
The machine in the collection comes complete with the modem option which is a wedge shaped addition to the bottom rear of the case. Besides providing slow dial-up connectivity it has the added advantage of propping the keyboard up at a more comfortable angle.
The Geneva uses micro-cassettes for data storage and pre-programmed ROMs for most applications including BASIC and CP/M.
The machine came with most of the original documentation.