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Casio
FP 1000 / FP 1100

The Casio FP-1000 and FP-1100 were essentially the same machine, except that the 1100 had colour capabilities, 48 KB VRAM and enhanced graphic mode (640 x 400).

The FP-1100 came with either a monochrome (green) monitor which would display colour as shades, or the colour monitor. The cable feeding the video to the monitor was a simple 2 core unsheilded RCA cable. The mono minitor had a switch at the back so that one could swap foreground and background (green on black or black on green)

Both the FP-1000 and FP-1100 had a built in OS called C82 BASIC. To run CP/M, you had to insert your systems diskette and reboot the computer, or if the program diskette had it's own boot strap, you could issue a "mount [1,2]" command where the number [1/2] indicated the diskette drive you wanted to use.

You could run multiple console sessions on the FP-1000/1100 toggling between them with the blue function keyboard keys that can be seen on the image. Some programs (eg SuperCalc) ussurped these keys and you were stuck in the console session until you stopped the program.

Thanks to Zieg Nielsen for the info.



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I still have a FP1100. I saved it in 96 when my school was throwing them out. Sometimes i play with it when i want some retro feeling :)

          
Thursday 30th May 2013
VITAS

Now that Youtube exists, I found it funny to upload a couple of Casio demos and games running on my FP-1100. You can find them on my Youtube channel : http://www.youtube.com/user/monolith7777777/videos

          
Friday 4th January 2013
Joscelyn Flores (France)
Casio FP-1100 videos

This was the first PC I laid my hands on !

With a FP-1000, I learned BASIC and Pascal and got my first programmer diploma at the age of 12.

          
Saturday 21st April 2012
Marco G (Portugal)

 

NAME  FP 1000 / FP 1100
MANUFACTURER  Casio
TYPE  Professional Computer
ORIGIN  Japan
YEAR  1983
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  C82 BASIC
KEYBOARD  QWERTY full-stroke keyboard with separated numeric keypad
CPU  Zilog Z80 A
SPEED  3.9936 MHz
CO-PROCESSOR  PD7801G (1.9968 MHz)
RAM  64 KB
VRAM  FP-1000 : 16 KB
FP-1100 : 48 KB
ROM  32 KB
TEXT MODES  80 x 25
GRAPHIC MODES  320 x 200 / 640 x 200 / 640 x 400
COLORS  FP-1000 : Monochrome (black & green)
FP-1100 : 8
SOUND  Unknown
SIZE / WEIGHT  Unknown
I/O PORTS  Parallel/Centronics, Tape, Monitor, Expansion Slots (2)
OS  CP/M
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in Power Supply Unit
PERIPHERALS  Double 5''1/4 disk-drives or optional dual 8'' 1.2 MB FD unit (could emulate IBM 3741 format)
PRICE  FP 1000 : 7300 FF (France, dec.83)


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