Amstrad CPC 464
3 NICESIain MetcalfJOIN
from Durham United Kingdom
in Amstrad Hardware
on January 26, 2017
So you have the Commodore 64 and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum so Sir Alan Sugar wanted in on the ground floor and he released the Amstrad CPC range of computers.
The 464 has a built in tape drive and the 6128 has the 3" IBM floppy drive. 464 has 64k ram and 6128 has 128k (hence why I bought the X-Mem I put up for show the other week in a blog as it gives my tape system 128k ram and has all the benefits of the 6128 without the disk drive.
Amstrad wanted to make this computer more accessible for the users and included either a green screen or colour screen with the machine so if the kids wanted to use the computer it wasn't taking over the TV like the C64 & Spectrum.
Amstrad did buy out Sinclair late 80s and released the Spectrum +2 & +3 machines (you can see the similarities with the built in tape or disc)
Great machine with really nice colour and visuals.
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