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Hit-Bit F500

Another member of the MSX 2 family. This computer was intended to be a "semi-professional computer", with its built-in floppy disk unit, its separate keyboard and its mouse.

It used a graphical interface on top of the MSX-DOS with windows and icons (and bears a striking resemblance to the first version of GEM).

A nice computer, now if it wasn’t as expensive!

We need more info about this computer ! If you designed, used, or have more info about this system, please send us pictures or anything you might find useful.



I was using some msx computers long ago, mainly for games.
I had a Sony Hit Bit 700 that i sold to buy a pc but was missing it so much that i bought a used Sony Hit Bit F500 F (for France I guess). I still have it and its working fine for now. It is booting on Msx Basic, but I have no manual left (if u know of some pdf file ...). I have some game cartridges too.

Thursday 5th August 2010
Andre (France)

I really don't know as I have never used one of them, I've been reading about this computer and could be a GEM version (but, I'm not sure).

Saturday 1st December 2007
Francisco (Spain)

Maybe GEOS?

Monday 27th December 2004
Oscar (Spain)


NAME  Hit-Bit F500
TYPE  Professional Computer
YEAR  1986
KEYBOARD  Full-stroke keyboard with numeric keypad
CPU  Zilog Z80
SPEED  3.58 MHz
RAM  64 KB
VRAM  128 KB
ROM  32 KB
TEXT MODES  80 x 26 / 40 x 24 / 32 x 24
GRAPHIC MODES  64 x 48 / 256 x 192 / 256 x 212 / 512 x 212
COLORS  16 / 16 - 256 / 16 among 512 / 4 - 16 among 512
SOUND  3 channels, 7 octaves
I/O PORTS  Joystick (2), Cardridge ports (3), Tape interface, Audio & Video output, RF videou output, SCART connector, Centronics, External drive connector, Keyboard, FDD connector
BUILT IN MEDIA  One 3.5'' disk-drive

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