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Sony-SMC

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Sony SMC 70

1982


The SMC 70 was, like its successor, the SMC 70G designed for professional video applications. It was the first computer in the world to use 3.5 floppy disk, created a little earlier by Sony.

The graphic and character display screens are controlled separately, the screen can be changed instantly from character to graphics, and so forth. There are four display surfaces in the 160 x 100 mode.

Fun fact: This computer was briefly seen being used by the alien-human hybrid child Elisabeth in the V:The Final Battle miniseries.


 NAME SMC 70
MANUFACTURER Sony
TYPE Professional Computer
ORIGIN Japan
YEAR 1982
BUILT IN LANGUAGE BASIC interpreter
KEYBOARD Full-stroke keyboard, 72 keys with editing and arrow keys
CPU Z80A
SPEED 4.028
RAM 64
VRAM 32 KB + 2KB Character RAM
ROM 16 KB
TEXT MODES 40 x 25
GRAPHIC MODES 160 x 100 /
COLOrsc 16 / 4 (640 x 200) / 640 x 400 (monochrom)
SOUND ? voices, 5 octaves
I/O PORTS RS 23C, Tape, Light Pen, Key Pad, Audio output, RGB Multi Out, B/W Multi Out, I/O Expansion connector, Centronics.
BUILT IN MEDIA 2 x optional 3.5 disk-drives
OS CP/M
POWER SUPPLY Built-in power supply unit

Sony SMC 777

1983


 NAME SMC 777 - 777C
MANUFACTURER Sony
TYPE Professional Computer
ORIGIN Japan
YEAR 1983 (777) - 1984 (777C)
KEYBOARD Full-stroke keyboard, 69 keys, 5 function keys, help key, cursor keys big blue ones)
CPU Zilog Z80 A
SPEED 4.028 MHz
RAM 64 KB
VRAM 32 KB
ROM 16 KB
TEXT MODES 40 X 25 / 80 x 25
GRAPHIC MODES 320 x 200 / 640 X 200
COLOrsc 4096 (16 in 320 x 200 / 4 in 640 x 200)
SOUND Built-in speaker (adjustable volume), 3 channels + noise channel
SIZE / WEIGHT 490 x 94 x 289mm / 4.5Kg
I/O PORTS RGB video out, Centronics, Parallel printer interface, Joystick (x 2), Tape (1200 bauds), Expansion
BUILT IN MEDIA 3.5 disk-drive (single sided, 437.5k)
OS CP/M 2.2
POWER SUPPLY Built-in PSU, AC 100V
PERIPHERALS optional 2nd disk-drive, numeric keypad
PRICE 118000 yen (198x, Japan)
148000 yen (198x, Japan)