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Multi 16

Multi16 was Japanese first 16-bit personal computer. This machine is known as first Shift-JIS code machine.

Shift-JIS code is Chineese character's code defined by Microsoft. It met great success and became Japanese standard.

Multi-16 could be equipped with an optional hard disk unit. It was only 10 MBytes and costed over $4,000!

Thanks to Nomura Hisayuki for this information

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NAME  Multi 16
TYPE  Professional Computer
YEAR  1981
KEYBOARD  Full stroke 95 keys with 10 function keys and numeric keypad
CPU  Intel 8088
SPEED  4.5 MHz.
CO-PROCESSOR  Socket for an optional 8087 math coprocessor
RAM  128 KB (MP-1601S) or 256 KB (MP-1625) up to 576 KB
VRAM  32 KB (Monochrome) or 96 KB (Colour version)
TEXT MODES  80 x 25 or 80 x 20 for ASCII characters. 40 x 25 or 40 x 20 for Chineese characters
GRAPHIC MODES  640 x 400 dots
COLORS  2 for monochrome versions (MP-1601S,1602S,1622), 8 for colour versions (MP-1605S,MP-1625)
SOUND  No sound
SIZE / WEIGHT  49 (W) x 61.6 (D) x 62 (H) cm. / 26 Kg
I/O PORTS  Parallel printer
BUILT IN MEDIA  2 x 5.25'' disk-drives
OS  CP/M 86. Concurrent CP/M 86
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in power supply unit
PERIPHERALS  6 expansion slots (5 available. 1 used for the FDD controler), RS232 and GPIB cards
PRICE  from 530,000 to 1,130,000 yen

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