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PC 6601

The PC-6601 is basicaly a PC-6001 MK2 with a built-in 3.5'' disk drive. The second optional disk drive could also be mounted. The N60m Basic od the PC-6001 MK2 has been enhanced to the N66 Basic.

The japanese adverts focused on the fact that this computer could sing with its optional speech synthesizer!

More info badly needed!

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As told concerning the PC 6001 MK II, this computer is quite similar to an Amstrad CPC... and Like the british CPC664 or CPC6128 is supplied with in-built diskDrive.

But on CPC it was the "exotic" 3"inch diskdrive.

Would be fun to see if the two computers may actually be compatible provided some minor Hacks or emulation...

Monday 28th February 2011
MacDeath (France)

This "Basic N66" is an enhancement of the Basic found in PC-6001 MK2 but is the same Basic that can be found on the PC-6001 MK2 SR (Basic N66 $ N66SR)

Friday 13rd August 2010


NAME  PC 6601
YEAR  1985
BUILT IN SOFTWARE / GAMES  N66 Basic + machine language monitor
CONTROLLERS  Full-stroke keyboard, JIS standard layout, 5 function keys
CPU  ěPD780C-1 (Z80A compatible)
SPEED  4 Mhz
CO-PROCESSOR  ěPD8049 (8 Mhz)
RAM  64 KB + 1KB (loppy disk interface)
VRAM  50 KB ?
ROM  32 KB (Basic + machine language monitor) + 32 KB (chinese characters) + 16 KB (voice data) + 16 KB
TEXT MODES  40 x 20
GRAPHIC MODES  80 x 40 (15 colors), 160 x 200 (15 colors), 320 x 200 (4 colors)
SOUND  3 voices, 8 octaves (AY-3-8910)
optional speech synthesizer
SIZE / WEIGHT  365 (W) ×380 (D) ×113 (H) mm / 4.5 Kg
I/O PORTS  Tape interface (600/1200 baud), RGB video output, composite video output, RF TV output, parallel interface, optional RS-232c interface
MEDIA  One or two 3.5'' floppy disk drive (SS/DD 143 KB)
PERIPHERALS  Grpahics tablet, speech synthesizer
PRICE  143 000 yen (Japan, 1985)

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