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PC 8001 MK 2

The PC-8001 mk2 replaced the PC-8001.

In 1983, the PC-8001 still had great success in Japanese market. However, a lot of competitive PCs were released by other companies.
PC-8001 had a tough race in business market because of poor graphics feature that cannot display KANJI characters.

NEC had to solve 3 difficult problems simultaneously:
1. high-resolution graphics for business users,
2. Middle-level (suitable for CPU power) Color graphics for hobby users,
3. Hardware/Software compatibility with the PC-8001.

The PC-8001mkII was the answer. This machine was born with expectation and attention. The PC-hobby magazine publishers delayed printing to write detailed information of this machine. However, the expectaition of people changed to disappointment. Most competitive machine already had 640x200 8 color graphics but the PC-8001mkII only had black&white. A lot of hobby-users started to put money aside for the PC-8801 instead of purchasing the PC-8001mkII.

This machine met a limited success, even though NEC had 40,000 back-orders. The PC-8001 was sold over 120,000 within 2 years.

Thanks to Nomura Hisayuki for this information.

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NAME  PC 8001 MK 2
MANUFACTURER  NEC
TYPE  Home Computer
ORIGIN  Japan
YEAR  1982
END OF PRODUCTION  Unknown
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  NEC N-80 Basic v1.0 (enhanced)
KEYBOARD  Full-stroke keyboard with separated numeric keypad
CPU  µPD 780C-1(Z80 Compatible)
SPEED  4MHz
RAM  64 KB
VRAM  16 KB
ROM  32 KB
TEXT MODES  80 x 25 (8 colors), 40 x 25 (8 colors, 2 pages)
GRAPHIC MODES  320x200 8Colors, 640x200 monochrome
COLORS  8
SOUND  Unknown
SIZE / WEIGHT  Unknown
I/O PORTS  FDD Interface, 2 expantion slots
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in power supply unit
PERIPHERALS  Unknown
PRICE  Unknown


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