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Friday 13rd January 2012
Xardfir

According to Vintropedia Collector Handbook 2009 specifications are an 8086 CPU, 128k of ram and an 8 colour screen.
http://books.google.com.au/books?id$D7RS9yegrtoC$lpg$PA34$ots$UF9MCD_qGH$dq$hitachi$20B16$20computer$pg$PA34$v$onepage$q$hitachi$20B16$20computer$f$false

More information about the B16/B32 series can also be found here: http://www.duensser.com/pc_famb16.htm

It appears to be a Japanese PC clone with special graphics additions to display Kanji Text properly and was expanded to use 286, then 386 processors in the B32 varient. A photo from 1990 is included in the above website.

The 286 version had the following specs:
Intel 80286
HDD 20MB
FDD 3.5Inc 1.44MB
640X400 monochrome LCD

The MESS emulator includes specific code to emulate parts of the B16 hardware which can display up to 4096 colours ins some modes.

The B16 EX was also used for computer arts. Some examples of artwork produced by this machine can be found here:
http://www.cgh.ed.jp/cgac/1989/index.html

Another picture at http://incore.kr/pics/system/200824-0693.png shows a B16 EX III Plus.





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