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Sord M5

The Sord M5 was a Japanese home computer launched in 1982. It had keys similar to the Sinclair Spectrum, but with the bottom right corner chopped off. It was also sold as the CGL M5 in the UK by Computer Games Limited. This entry refers to the original Japanese version.
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: 23G 00729

Manufacturer: Sord
Date: 1982

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Sord M5 Manuals:

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

Magazines RELATED to Sord M5 in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Personal Computer World - August 1983 Aug 1983

Other Systems Related To Sord M5:

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

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH47092. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


Sord M5

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