CGL Sord M5

The Sord M5 was a Japanese home computer launched in 1982. In the UK it was distributed by CGL (Computer Games Limited) and rebranded as the CGL M5. The CGL version was blue and grey, whereas the original Sord version was dark grey, with bright orange in side. This entry refers to the UK version.
It had keys similar to the Sinclair Spectrum, but with the bottom right corner chopped off.
The processor was a  Zilog Z80 , runninng at 3.58 MHz
Video Hardware consisted of 24x40 text (8x6 characters), 224 user defined characters, 256x192 graphics, 16 colours, 32 hardware sprites (up to 16x16 pixels).

Sound Hardware had 3 sound channels, 1 noise channel, 6 octaves, 15 amplitude levels.

Japan 1982
Language: Basic-G, Basic-I and Basic-F delivered on cartridges
Keyboard: Calculator type, 55 keys. Upper/lower case letters, 64 graphic symbols, 28 Basic statements
RAM      4 KB (up to 36 KB)
VRAM      16 KB
ROM      8 KB (up to 28 KB)
Size/Weight: 10.5'' (wide) x 7.25'' (deep) x 1.5'' (high)
262 x 185 x 36 mm. 800 gr
Price: £149

SN: 23C 02470

Manufacturer: Sord
Date: 1982

CGL Sord M5 Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Sord M5 Users Guide Sord Computer Corporation 1983
Sord M5 Basic-G Manual Sord Computer Corporation April 1983
CGL Sord M5 Basic-I Manual Sord Computer Corporation May 1983

Magazines RELATED to CGL Sord M5 in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Personal Computer World - August 1983 August 1983

Other Systems Related To CGL Sord M5:

Item Manufacturer Date
Sord M23 Mark III Sord 1980
Sord M5 Sord 1982

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH2427. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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