NMS 8250

NMS 8250 - 02

The PHILIPS MSX2 NMS 8250 has the look of an ordinary desktop,
but combines the usual capabilities with two slot-extensions for gaming.
It has a very sophisticated look in gray, silver and black.

CPU: Z80A at 3.5 Mhz.. RAM: 256 kB., of which 128 kB. for video.
ROM: 64 kB. (48 kB. for MSX-2 and 16 kB. disk Basic).
I/O: RGB, parallel printer, audio, 2 cartridges. Software: Home Office 2.

Please pay attention: the 8250 was issued before the NMS 8245!


In the early 80's, there were a lot of home computers.
A Japanese company called ASCII corporation (directed by Kay Nishi) decided
to create an industry standard for home computers: MSX was born.
MSX means Machines with Software eXchangeability.
This is the true and only meaning, stop spreading the word about another
explanation please. 

The new standard was based on an existing computer: The Spectravideo SV 318
which can be considered as a beta version of MSX1 computers.
Microsoft designed then MSX1 computers and the first version of the OS:
MSX DOS 1 (which looks like early versions of MS-DOS). 

Almost every Japanese and Korean computer companies made their own MSX
computers (except maybe NEC).
Bill Gates was then very confident about the future of the MSX standard. 

Spectravideo (one of the MSX companies) made an 80 column card and adapted
CP/M for the MSX. 

A lot of programs (especially a lot of games from Sega, Konami, Taito,
ASCII, etc.) and hardware were developed for this standard.
Despite all its qualities, the MSX family didn't have great success in USA.
However it was pretty well known in Europe (particularly in the Netherlands
and France), in South America (Brazil specifically) and Russia (then the USSR).
This standard was replaced in 1985 by MSX 2. 


Manufacturer Philips Name NMS 8250
Type Homecomputer Origine The Netherlands
Introduction Date ??? End of production ???
Built in Language ??? Keyboard ???
CPU Zilog Z80 Speed 3.5 Mhz
Coprocessor ??? Amount of Ram 128 Kb
Vram 128 Kb Rom 64 kb
Text Modes ??? Graphic Modes ???
Colors ??? Sound ???
Size / Weight ??? Built in Media ???
I/O Ports RGB, parallel printer, audio, 2 cartridges OS MSX DOS
Power Supply Internal Introduction Price ???
Sold ??? Serial Number ???
Other Extras Philips VS0080 Color Monitor, NMS1431 Printer, Keyboard, 2 x NMS 1115 Joystick, SBC 3810 Mouse, Software (Konami Hyper Rally, Konami Athletic Land, MSX Logo, Tron & some 3.5" Diskettes, Manuals Bought Where Assebroek
Bought When January 23, 2003 Condition Good
Price Paid 61.5 Specs of my Model ???
Setup Today ???

Left view on the total lot Right view on the total lot

Back view Serial Number

The Music Module The Keyboard (very rare !)

NMS 8250-02:

Bought on ebay (??/01/2003)
Paid 61.50 for this fine lot.

Also paid 31 (same guy) for the BBC_01