NMS 8220

NMS 8220 - 01

After the (relative) success of the MSX 1 computer
(in Japan, Europe and South America), Microsoft and ASCII presented
its successor.
The main new feature was the very enhanced graphic modes, no other
computers were able to display such graphics!
The 128 KB VRAM was very impressive! It has a battery-backed clock and a
new MMU (to handle more than the Z80 64KB limit).
This computer, as the MSX 1, was designed by Microsoft, the new operating
system MSX DOS 2.0 was designed by ASCII (it's almost a copy of MS-DOS 3.3).
A while after launching the MSX 2 standard, Microsoft abandoned the project. 


Manufacturer Philips Name NMS 8220
Type Homecomputer Origine Netherlands
Introduction Date 1985 End of production ???
Built in Language MSX Basic 2.0 Keyboard AZERTY / QWERTY, mechanical keyboard
CPU Zilog Z80 Speed 3.58 Mhz
Coprocessor ??? Amount of Ram 64 Kb
Vram 128 Kb Rom 64 Kb
Text Modes ??? Graphic Modes ???
Colors 512 Sound 1 voice, 5 octaves with the Basic; 4 voices, 7 octaves with machine code
Size / Weight ??? Built in Media None
I/O Ports ??? OS ???
Power Supply Internal Introduction Price ???
Sold ??? Serial Number ???
Other Extras Datasette, Monitor,Star LC10 printer, Manuals, Joystick, 1 Magazine Bought Where Kapellen
Bought When may 25, 2002 Condition Good
Price Paid 25 € Specs of my Model ???
Setup Today ???

Back view Serial Number

NMS 8220-01:

Bought via an ad in “the koopjeskrant” on 25/05/2002 in Kapellen (Antwerp)

Paid 25 € for the NMS8220, datasette, Philips monitor, star LC10 and 
some manuals