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Sord M5

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1982.

In some countries, this machine was called for CGL, but in most others for Sord M5. It was a puzzling little computer. In the first place, it was very small. It had rubber keys resembled of those on Sinclair machines albeit slightly better. It had no full-sized spacebar. It resembled the MSX computers, but were not compatible. It had very little RAM, 4 KB was directly accessable, the rest was seizure by the graphic chip. ROM contained only integer-BASIC. If you wanted to do a little more, it was a good idea to buy a cartridge containing BASIC-G (graphics) or the BASIC-F (mathematical and scientific applications). There were also available a FALC-cartridge to purchase, that included a spreadsheet similar to VisiCalc.

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Former owner: Tobias Sundelin, Östersund

Technical data

 
Year 1982
Origin Japan
Manufacturer Sord
Name M5
CPU Zilog Z80A
Speed 3,58 Mhz
OS BASIC-I (BASIC-G and BASIC-F via cartridge)
ROM 8 KB
RAM 4 KB up to 36 KB
I/O ports Power, tape, printer, joystick x 2, sound & video, RF, cartridge on top
Text modes 40 x 24
Graphic modes 256 x 192
Colours 16
Sound 3 channels, 6 octaves
Built in media  
Power supply External