/* The Plus series */
[[Image:cpc6128plus.jpg|left|thumb|200px|Amstrad [[Plus|CPC6128+]] with colour monitor]]
The last models in the
CPC range were the CPC464+ and CPC6128+, launched together in 1990. Described as a solution of 'too little, too late', this was Amstrad's effort to prolong the life of its 8-bit computer series in the face of fierce competition from new 16-bit machines (notably, the Atari ST and the Commodore Amiga). The CPC+ were mostly (but not quite 100%) compatible with the original CPC computers, and incorporated a list of new features, like a cartridge port for instant program loading , a better sound chip, DMA, hardware scrolling, 64 (?) hardware sprites of 32 colours each, and a palette of 4096 colours all in a new, sleek case which reminded the higher-end machines. While the CPC+ computers were arguably one of the best 8-bit computers ever built for the mass market, they died a natural death as the 16-bit era had trully and well set in.
== The GX4000 ==