The FM-NEW7 as its name suggests is the successor of the FM-7. It uses high-integration memory and gate array LSI to reduce price while maintaining FM-7 functionality. But on the paper, there is no real difference between the FM-NEW7 and the "old" FM-7.
The system is powered by two Motorola 68B09 micro-processors. One is the main CPU and the other handles video and inputs/outputs. There is a (optional?) Kanji (Chinese characters) ROM offering: 453 JIS non-kanji characters and 2965 JIS level 1 characters. Japanese text can be displayed on 40 columns x 12 lines.
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FM New 7
BUILT IN LANGUAGE
Full stroke QWERTY keyboard, 10 function keys, arrow keys
second Motorola 68B09
40 x 12 (japanese language display)
640 x 200 with 8 colours
3 channels, 8 octaves
SIZE / WEIGHT
with optional disk drives: OS-9, FLEX, UCSD-P SYSTEM, RUNSER and even CP/M with Z80 expansion board