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PASOPIA

This is the first home-computer made by Toshiba and was quite powerful for 1981 : 64k RAM, 80 columns, 640 x 200 high resolution and large expansion possibilities.

There were two models : the PA7010 with the T-BASIC built-in, and the PA7012 with the OA-BASIC built-in.
The advantage of the OA-BASIC is that it can use indexed sequential access methods to handle files, and has an automatic load / run function for launching programs. It can also handle Chinese characters directly within BASIC. Finally it has a Terminal mode.

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There is also a Pasopia PA7007 model, which comes with T-BASIC and differs from the picture shown above.

          
Wednesday 11th January 2017
Boris Kretzinger (Germany)
www.issuu.com/kilobytemagazine

 

NAME  PASOPIA
MANUFACTURER  Toshiba
TYPE  Home Computer
ORIGIN  Japan
YEAR  1981
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  Model PA7010 : T-BASIC
Model PA7012 : OA-BASIC
KEYBOARD  Full-stroke keyboard, JIS standard, 90 keys, separated numeric keypad, 8 function keys (16 functions)
CPU  Z80A
SPEED  4 Mhz
RAM  64 kb
VRAM  16 kb
ROM  32 kb
TEXT MODES  80 x 20, 80 x 25, 36 x 24, 36 x 19
GRAPHIC MODES  160 x 100, 640 x 200
COLORS  8 (black, blue, red, purple, green, cyan, yellow and white)
SOUND  3 octaves (speaker built-in)
SIZE / WEIGHT  420 x 253 x 99.5 mm
I/O PORTS  Video out, Tape interface (1600 baud), RS232c, Parallel connector, Expansion bus
POWER SUPPLY  AC100V +- 10%, 50 / 60Hz
PERIPHERALS  Disk-drives, RAM expansions, printers
PRICE  163 000 yens (September 81, Japan)


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