The JR-200 had good features compared to its japanese competitors : 8 colors, 2400 bauds tape speed and 3 voices synthesizer.
But sadly there were no real graphic resolution, only a combination of semi-graphic characters.
The Panasonic JR-200U is the same computer but aimed at the american and european market. Read its page for more information, and a complete history text.
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According to the following advertisement the price of the main unit was ¥79,800: https://cdn-ak.f.st-hatena.com/images/fotolife/g/gust_notch/20110902/20110902224916_original.jpg
Saturday 12th May 2018
Column in Impress Akiba PC Hotline http://akiba-pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/column/retrohard/1069058.html
Monday 24th July 2017
It''s not really true that there weren''t graphics available. It''s pretty much on par with most other 8-bit computers of the time: the character set could be changed to create free-form images of full 256x192 resolution (with some limitations).
Friday 16th March 2012
National JR 200
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JR Basic 5.0
Chicklet keyboard with basic statements printed on the keys, 64 keys