Toshiba HX-10 Kit

The MSX format was formally announced during a press-conference in June 27, 1983 (a date that is considered the birthday of the MSX standard) and a slew of big Japanese firms declared their plans to introduce machines. Only Spectravideo and Yamaha briefly marketed MSX machines in the U.S. Spectravideo's MSX enjoyed very little success, and Yamaha's CX5M model, built to interface with various types of MIDI equipment, was billed more as a digital music tool than a standard personal computer.
 
The MSX standard computer had a Z80 CPU chip (running at 3.58 MHz), an AY-3-8910 sound IC (providing 3 channels of synthesized sound plus noise generation) and an 8255 PPI interface IC for keyboard, memory management and joysticks, 16KB to 64KB of dynamic RAM, 16KB of videoRAM and a TI 9918/28 Video Display Processor. Being constructed from fairly standard components, it was a low cost machine - and was produced by companies such as Canon, Daewoo, Panasonic, Philips, Sony, Toshiba and Yamaha.
 
Released in May 1984 at the price of £279, the HX-10 was Toshiba's MSX offering.
 
Processor: Z80A
Speed: 3.6
RAM: 64
ROM: 32
Sound: 3 channels
Interfaces: Cassette interface, Joystick port(9 pin D-type), Cartridge slot
 
This HX-10 Kit is a computing kit with with the Toshiba Cassette recorder HX-C810, software and guide. The computer model is HXX-10 with a serialnumber of 265046.
 
This is in excellent condition and is within its original box. This was very kindly donated by Bryan Stewart
 

Manufacturer: Toshiba
Date: 1983

Toshiba HX-10 Kit Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
ICL Training - IDMS Design ICL 1987

Magazines RELATED to Toshiba HX-10 Kit in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Dragon User - October 1984 1984
Dragon User - September 1984 1984
Dragon User - August 1984 1984
Practical Computing - April 1984 April 1984
Personal Computer World - December 1984 December 1984
Dragon User - June 1985 June 1985

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH7040. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

Toshiba HX-10 Kit

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