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  History

Telcon Logo Industries
The Zorba was first manufactured and sold in 1983 by Telcon, a company specialized in telecomunication equipments manufacturing.
For $190 more, the user could order the Perfect Software Package including the 'Perfect Writer' word processor, the 'Perfect Speller' spell checker, the 'Perfect Filer' database manager and the 'Perfect Calc' spreadsheet.

ModComp Logo Modular Computers
Having spent a lot of money designing the Zorba, Telcon was seeking new investors to market its portable and settle a network sales. It was then bought up by ModComp (Modular Computer), a company specialized in mini-computer manufacturing. A group called Modular Micro Group, specialized in Zorba marketing was created. Two versions of the Zorba where sold by Modular Micros.

Modular Micros Zorba 7
7" CRT
2 410K floppies
22lbs
In prod. by '84
$1595

Modular Micros Zorba 2000
9" CRT
2 820K Floppies (10M HD avail)
25 lbs.
In prod. by '84
~$2000

Gemini Electronics Logo
In spite of that, results were very bad and one year after its launch date, Zorba computers stock was sold to Gemini, a company specialized in selling off surplus stocks, which sold them at a very low prices ($799).
In the end, approximately six thousand (6000) Zorba's were sold.

Versions
Several different versions of the Zorba were available. The Telcon and Modcomp releases of the Zorba had a 7" green monochrome screen on the left side and floppy drives on the right of the unit.

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The Gemini unit shown below was available in a 9" green or yellow monochrome screen on the right side and floppy drives on the left of the unit.
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