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PHILIPS VIDEOPAC COMPUTER EXPANSION

C7420

The first Philips attempt to enter the home computer market (after some time they marketed several MSX computers and became one of the most important supporter of this system). This expansion is very rare.


C7420 EXPANSION FOR VIDEOPAC G7400 (ODYSSEY3)

System specifications
To be used only with Videopac G 7400 systems. Not compatible with Videopac G7000 and G 7200 systems.
CPU
Z80
Graphics
320*230 pixels (High resolution graphics)
ROM
17 K (16+1)
RAM
22K
User RAM
14K
Video RAM
8K
Colors
8
Lines
23
Characters per line
40
Audio
9 tones via built-in sound-generator
Tape recorder interface
Velocity: 1200 bit/sec
Comes with: Manuals, Programming Manual, 4 free programs.

At the time this module was sold for 250000 Italian Lire (actually nearly 150 US$). I suppose the free included programs were on tape and probably programmed in Basic.

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