NEC PC-8800 series

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NEC PC-8800 series
Developer NEC Home Electronics
Type Home computer
Release date 1981
Discontinued 1989
Predecessor PC-6000
Successor PC-9800
Emulated

The NEC PC-8800 series, also known as the PC-88, were a family of computers made by NEC starting in 1981. The last models of the PC-88 were released in 1989, though it is unknown when they were discontinued. The PC-88 was released in America and Japan.

Emulators

Emulator Platform(s) Latest Version FLOSS Active Recommended
PC / x86
ePC8801MA Kai SE Windows 200611 ?
ePC-8001 Windows 17/01/2021 ?
XM8 Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD Android 1.80 ?
M88 for OS/2‡ OS/2 2.15 α7 ?
PC88EM macOS 4.35 ?
X88000 Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 1.5.3 ?
MAME Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 0.232 ?
pc8801ma Windows 190312 ?
Excite88 Windows 0.1.5.0 ?
M88 (retropc.net) Windows 2.2.1a ?
PC88WIN Windows 1.14 ?
W88 Windows 0.05 ?
QUASI88 Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 0.6.4
git(libretro)
? (libretro)
P88SR MS-DOS 1.00 ?
Mobile / ARM
QUASI88 Android Android 130609 ?
M88 Windows Mobile Handheld 0.06
Pocket 0.04
CE 0.06Δ
?

†Only compatible with DOS/V incompatible PC-98 machines running MS-DOS.

‡Versions 2.15 and 2.15s are currently lost. The latest versions downloadable 2.10 and 2.10s.

ΔMust compile from source.

Models

PC-8801

The PC-8801 was released in 1981 and had a NEC µPD780 at 4 MHz with 64KB of RAM and 48KB of VRAM.

PC-8801mkII model 10

The PC-8801mkII model 10 was released in 1983 and had the same specs as the PC-8801 but with new sound coponents.

PC-8801mkII model 20

Same thing as the PC-8801mkII model 10 but with 1 5.25" floppy drive.

PC-8801mkII model 30

Same thing as the PC-8801mkII model 10 but with 2 5.25" floppy drives.

PC-8801mkII SR model 10

The PC-8801mkII SR model 10 was released in 1985 and had new sound components.

PC-8801mkII SR model 20

Same as the PC-8801mkII SR model 10 but with 1 5.25" floppy drive.

PC-8801mkII SR model 30

Same as the PC-8801mkII SR model 10 but with 2 5.25" floppy drives.

PC-8801mkII TR

The PC-8801mkII TR was released in 1985 and was the PC-8801mkII SR model 30 but had an additional 300 bps modem with it.

PC-8801mkII FR model 10

The PC-8801mkII FR model 10 released in 1985 was a cost reduced version of the PC-8801mkII SR model 10.

PC-8801mkII FR model 20

The PC-8801mkII FR model 20 released in 1985 was a cost reduced version of the PC-8801mkII SR model 20.

PC-8801mkII FR model 30

The PC-8801mkII FR model 30 released in 1985 was a cost reduced version of the PC-8801mkII SR model 30.

PC-8801mkII MR

The PC-8801mkII MR was released in 1985 with 192KB of RAM and the same amount of VRAM.

PC-8801 FH model 10

The PC-8801 FH model 10 was released in 1986 and had a new NEC µPD70008 at 8 MHz with 64KB of RAM and 48KB of VRAM.

PC-8801 FH model 20

The PC-8801 FH model 20 added 1 5.25" floppy drive.

PC-8801 FH model 30

The PC-8801 FH model 30 added 2 5.25" floppy drives.

PC-8801 MH

The PC-8801 MH was released in 1986 and had 192KB of RAM and the same amount of VRAM.

PC-88 VA

The PC-88 VA was released in 1987 with a NEC V50 CPU at 8 MHz with 512KB of RAM and 256KB of VRAM.

PC-8801 FA

The PC-8801 FA was released in 1987 with a NEC µPD70008 CPU at 8 MHz with 64KB of RAM and 48KB of VRAM. Stereo sound was added.

PC-8801 MA

The PC-8801 MA was released in 1987 with 192KB of RAM and 48KB of VRAM.

PC-88 VA2

The PC-88 VA2 was released in 1988 with a NEC V50 CPU at 8Mhz with 512KB of RAM and 256KB of VRAM.

PC-88 VA3

The PC-88 VA3 was released in 1988 and added a 2TD FDD.

PC-8801 FE

The PC-8801 FE was released in 1988 and had a NEC µPD70008 at 8 MHz with 64KB of RAM and 48KB of VRAM. It only had Mono sound.

PC-8801 MA2

The PC-8801 MA2 was released in 1988 and had a NEC µPD70008 at 8 MHz with 192 KB of RAM and 48 KB of VRAM.

PC-8801 FE2

The PC-8801 FE2 was released in 1989 and had 64KB of RAM and 48KB of VRAM. Only Mono sound was on this model.

PC-8801 MC model 1

The PC-8801 MC model 1 was released in 1989 and had 192KB of RAM and 48KB of VRAM.

PC-8801 MC model 2

The PC-8801 MC model 2 was released in 1989 and had a CD-ROM drive.

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