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
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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