Mega PC

Name:Mega PCthumb
Type:Home Computer
RAM:1 Mb expandable to 16 Mb
Video RAM:
Keyboard:PS/2 (Connector was recessed on the underside of the system unit)
Available from:1993
Available to:
Storage40Mb HDD, 3.5" FDD (1.44 Mb)
CPU:Intel 80386sx, 25 MHz
Text modes:
Graphics resolution:
Polyphony (voices):
Interfaces:2 x 16 bit ISA (1 free), 2 x RS232 serial, parallel, joystick, 2 x Sega controller ports.
Operating System:MS-DOS 5.0
Embedded language:GW BASIC
Other languages:
Power supply:Built in.
Dimensions (cm):32.5 x 29.2 x 7.8
Weight (Kg):
Cost (£):599.00

The Amstrad Mega PC was a fusion of a 386sx PC and a Sega Megadrive.  It could be used in either mode by sliding a cover on the front of the machine.

When operating in PC mode the 3.5" FDD was accessible and when operating in Megadrive mode the Cartridge slot and game controller ports were accessible.


Wikipedia, Colin Barnes link:Not available
Wikipedia link:Mega PC


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