NEC PC6001

Made in Japan by NEC in 1981
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Description From Neo Kobe Collection Project
"The PC-6001 was NEC's second line of personal computers after the PC-8001 series. Nicknamed the "Papicom", the PC-6001 was a family-oriented computer at a budget price, with bright orange keyboard buttons and a built-in cartridge slot for plug-and-play simplicity."

- PC-6001 (1981). 4-color graphics and 3-voice PSG. Extra RAM, extended BASIC, voice synthesis, and external floppy disk drive available as add-ons.
- PC-6001mkII (1983). More RAM, better graphics (up to 15 colors), and built-in voice synthesis.
- PC-6601 (1983) - Basically identical to the PC-6001mkII, but with singing voice synth and a 3.5" floppy disk drive. Bundled with the game Colony Odyssey Bouken-hen.
- PC-6001mkIISR (1984). "SR" stands for "Super Revision". Added higher resolution support and 3-voice FM synthesis.
- PC-6601SR (1984) - Nicknamed "Mr. PC". Released roughly at the same time with the PC-6001mkIISR. Basically a PC-6601 plus 3-voice FM synth and TV superimpose functions. Also a completely shameless ripoff of the Sharp X1 in design and looks.

tech info

resolution: 256 x 192 x 2 colors, 64 x 48 x 9 colors
memory: 16K RAM, 20K ROM
CPU: PD780C-1 3.8 MHz (Z80 compatible)
GFX: M5C6847P-1 video generator
sound: AY-3-8910, 3 channels, 8 octaves

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