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NEC
PC 8801

The NEC PC 8801 was the successor of PC 8001. It offered fine colour graphics.
It had an optional MS-Dos board. It was one of the fist, if not the first color CPM computer.

It ran in three bootable modes: CPM, MS-Dos, and N88-Basic. The N-Basic would natively boot on the system without disk, just like the PC 8001. It also had a software / hardware switch to turn it into PC 8001 mode.

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NAME  PC 8801
MANUFACTURER  NEC
TYPE  Home Computer
ORIGIN  Japan
YEAR  December 1981
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  N88-BASIC, N-BASIC (PC8001 MODE)
KEYBOARD  Full-stroke keyboard 67 key + 20 key numeric pad + 5 function keys
CPU  uPD780C-1(Z80A compatible)
SPEED  4 MHz
RAM  64 KB (up to 576 KB)
VRAM  48 KB
ROM  72 KB
TEXT MODES  36/40/72/80 characters x 20/25 lines
GRAPHIC MODES  640 x 200 (8 colours), 640 x 400 (Monochrome)
COLORS  8
SOUND  3 FM channels + 3 SSG + 6 rhythms + 1 ADPCM
SIZE / WEIGHT  main case: 496W x 342D x 107H / 7.1 Kg
keyboard: 464W x 214D x 73H / 2 Kg
I/O PORTS  4 expansion slots
Tape recorder (600/1200 baud)
RS232C
CRT(MONO/DIGITAL), Centronics
POWER SUPPLY  PSU built-in, AC100V±10%, 40w-70w
PERIPHERALS  Dual 5'' (2x320 KB) or 8'' (2x1 MB) floppy drive unit
PRICE  228 000 yen (Japan, 1981)

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