As for the PC-88xx series, a lot of versions were released. In 1988, PC-98xx were already sold for hobby users. 8-bit machines were about to become history. The PC-8801FE was positioned as a low-cost entry machine but it did not succeed in the market.
This machine did not have expansion slot, nor N88-BASIC disks (only disk-utilities were included), in order to reduce cost. But it had video-output and superimpose feature to enjoy games on a television. This was the sole new feature.
However, Televisions were already hijacked by Nintendo and RGB monitors were already available for PC-9801. There was no place left for the PC-8801FE.
Thanks to Nomura Hisayuki for the info
We need more info about this console ! If you designed, used, or have more info about this system,
please send us pictures or anything you might find useful.
Do you have the manual of this computer? ore some other paper? thanks
Saturday 20th March 2004
PC 8801 FE
Full-stroke keyboard with separated numeric keypad
8 MHz / 4 MHz
128 KB (N88-BASIC, system ROM) + 256 KB (Chineese characters)
80x25 / 80x20 / 40x25 / 40x20
640x400 / 640x200
512 available / 8 on-screen
3 FM channels, 3 PSG channels
SIZE / WEIGHT
354 (W) x 343 (D) x 90 (H) / 9 Kg
Analog RGB video output, Composite video output, Printer, Mouse, Serial interface