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Philips Release the VG5000

1984
Philips Release the VG5000

The VG5000 was released by Philips in 1984. It was sold under the Philips, Radiola and Schneider brands, and was in production until 1986.

The brands were identical, apart from the colour of the case. Both the Radiola and the Schneider had white cases, whereas the Philips had a black (very dark brown) case.

Zilog Z80 4 MHz processor
RAM: 24KB, including 8KB reserved for display
ROM: 18KB containing the VG5000 BASIC, derived from Microsoft Basic 80
Video processor: SGS Thomson EF9345
Graphics: 320 × 250 in 8 colors (8 × 10 pixel characters)[4]
1 voice over 5 octaves
Built-in keyboard 63 keys AZERTY with keyboard shortcut to Basic instructions
Connector for the cassette player (1200/2400 baud)
SCART connector
Bus connector 2×25 pins

The photos show both the Philips (with the attached 5612 add-on) and the Radiola.

 


 

 

 


 

Philips Release the VG5000

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