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SCHNEIDER (GERMANY)
CPC-464

The Schneider CPC-464 was produced in Germany by Schneider Rundfunkwerke. It was first marketed successfully in Germany, then in France and Spain and maybe other European countries.

It was basically the same machine as the Amstrad CPC-64 with a less colorful case and keyboard and some slight hardware differences, like better quality back connectors.


More information about the Schneider-CPC range by Lyall Moffitt
This document lists the differences between the English CPC's and the German CPC's.
The original distributor in Germany was Schneider GmbH. The machines distributed by Schneider had the Schneider logo on them. (The monitors and some peripherals were also re-branded as "Schneider" e.g. Schneider DDI-1). Later CPCs were distributed by Amstrad and had the Amstrad logo on them.
The three models distributed by Schneider were:
Schneider CPC464:
This had the Schneider logo followed by "64k Colour Personal Computer <>" printed on the keyboard.
The keyboard did not have green and red keys, instead these were coloured light brown/grey.
Schneider CPC664:
This had the Schneider logo followed by "64k Colour Personal Computer <>" printed on the keyboard.
The keyboard did not have blue keys, instead these were coloured light brown/grey.
Schneider CPC6128:
This had the Schneider logo followed by "CPC6128: schneiderCPC" printed on the keyboard.

Early German CPC's show "Schneider 64K Microcomputer ..." or "Schneider 128K microcomputer ..." on start-up. Later CPC's showed "Amstrad 64k Microcomputer ..." or "Amstrad 128K microcomputer ...". The start-up name is defined by option links on the P.C.B.
German CPC464's and CPC664's have P.C.B. edge connectors like the English CPC's.
German CPC6128's have real connectors, instead of the P.C.B. edge of the English CPC's. This was done to reduce RF emissions. The printer is a 36-way female centronics type, the Expansion is a 50-way female centronics type and the second disc drive is a 34-way female centronics type. All the other connectors are the same. (joystick, stereo sound, monitor and power).
All German CPC's have internal metal shield covering the circuit board. This is used to reduce RF emissions. Therefore the German CPC's are much heavier than the English CPC's.
Internally, all German CPC's were identical to the English CPC's. The P.C.B. was identical.
The quick reference "sheet" on the top of the CPC6128 and CPC664 disc drive is also in German.
The computer information, printed on the base of the computer is also in German.


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Can''t you use a standard A.V. cable like the ones used for video game consoles?

          
Thursday 2nd February 2017
Bartimaus (U.S.A.)

Hi!
i have 64k colour personal computer cpc 464.
Its wery preserved. And it is working.
But i don´t have any cables only power adapter.
If anyone have one please contact me!!

          
Thursday 2nd July 2015
nikigre (slovenia)

I bought one rather late in it''s production years. I expected to be better than C64 my neighbour owned but I got disappointed. Green picture and weak speaker, no sprites and no soft screen movement. I guess it was meant more for writing text. Anyway, I feel some nostalgy now ...

          
Sunday 3rd February 2013
Peter

 

NAME  CPC-464
MANUFACTURER  Schneider (Germany)
TYPE  Home Computer
ORIGIN  Germany
YEAR  1985
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  Locomotive Basic
KEYBOARD  QWERTY mechanical keyboard
Numeric keypad and edit block with arrow keys
CPU  Zilog Z80
SPEED  4 MHz
RAM  64 kb (42kb left for user)
VRAM  16 kb
ROM  32 kb
TEXT MODES  20 x 25 with 16 colors
40 x 25 with 4 colors
80 x 25 with 2 colors
GRAPHIC MODES  160 x 200 with 16 colors
320 x 200 with 4 colors
640 x 200 with 2 colors
COLORS  27
SOUND  3 channels, 8 octaves
+1 noise channel
SIZE / WEIGHT  50 (W) x 18 (D) x 5 (H) cm.
I/O PORTS  Printer port
Bus port
1 Joystick plug (Atari standard)
Floppy Disc Port
DIN plug for Amstrad monitor
Headphone / Sound stereo jack output
BUILT IN MEDIA  Tape Recorder (1000 or 2000 bauds)
OS  AMSDOS or CP/M
POWER SUPPLY  5v DC (powered by an Amstrad monitor)
PRICE  900 DM (465 )


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