It's an 820 thermal printer on top of the 810's, that's why the badge says '820.' I have one of these printers in storage. Yes, it is the same case that was used with the 815's and actually the bottom half is the same on 810's, 820's and 815's. So no double disk slots on this one since it's a 40-column printer. The paper-feed area is just hidden.
The Corvus Systems are Hard drives.I believe they were early MFM drives of 5 and 10MB. 8 inch platter.
I don't know what that is on top of the 850's, but it does have similar lines to the 400/800's.Maybe it's a 410 cassette recorder?
Way up top is an 80-column dot-matrix printer, I don't know if it;s an 825 or and Epson or something though.
I want one of those Amdek monitors for software 80 column use, like with The Las Word processor and other apps that have software 80 columns. Luma only out is incredible with the SuperVideo 2.0 upgrade. Perfect for making software 80 columns look like hardware 80's columns on a green or amber screen.
Huh, I just noticed it, but guess how they have the Corvus HDD's hooked up with a lack of PBI? Joystick ports 3 and 4! Hard drives without PBI, cart port or SIO port! Just like the XEP80 worked!
That whole setup is absolutely lovely and amazing. I can't wait until I get an 800 system again, and maybe see if I can find some of those old Corvus drives...they even go well with the whole system. And I'm sorry, but I just love the classic and stylish bulkiness of it all. I love sleek like the XL line too, especially with the 1200XL front and center, but every time I see a sweet 800 setup like this I get all wobbly in the knees and feel like a school boy who just got his first kiss.
Hehe...it was late, Baker...so, the thing that looked like an 820... was an 820...thermal printer. Never seen one in the flesh and cool how its case appears identical to the 810 drives in dimensions and form - was this a cost-saving feature - less injection moulds needed at the factory etc?
Agreed, there's something chunky and appealing about the brazen battle lines of the 800 - it's like a big, bold statement of intent.
I got mine for a bargain £40 about 10 summers ago and sold it for £200 a few years back so I did really well in terms of turning a profit but by god, I miss the brute.