Information on early MSX models (1983)

By emmanoferreira76

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11-04-2014, 00:05

Hello all!

Does anyone have any information about which were the first MSX models (i.e., launched in 1983), preferably with references ? I'm conducting an academic research on the MSX platform and I really need this information. I've already searched for this information on the web, to no avail.

I appreciate a lot if anyone can shine a light on this subject.

Thanks in advance, best,

Emmanoel Ferreira
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


By cklayman

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11-04-2014, 04:33

Some information on MSX history and early days is available in a book by Robert Chapman Wood "The MSX Standard: The New Computers". The book itself is here:
There is also some info on "MSX prototype" on MSXPro wesite (I think he is also from Brazil) but I do not think it is very accurate. I think after Spectravideo several major Japanese manufacturers released computers almost simultaneously.

By Maggoo

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11-04-2014, 05:28

This post referencing a recent Ascii article (in Japanese but Google translate is your friend) identifies the Mitsubishi ML8000 as the first MSX available.

By ericb59

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11-04-2014, 07:17

Don't remember if I talked about this in my article, but you can take a look here also :

By emmanoferreira76

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11-04-2014, 23:56

cklayman, Maggoo, ericb59, thank you all very much for the information! I've downloaded the book by Chapman Wood and I'll also check the links and the article you provided.

best, Emmanoel