From CPCWiki - THE Amstrad CPC encyclopedia!
Jump to: navigation, search

Very good article!

  • "While the CPC computers were arguably the best 8-bit computers ever built for the mass market"

Well, that's not really true, as the Sam Coupe and especially the MSX TurboR have been produced for the mass market at the same time, too, and have been much more powerful. But, who cares, that's CPCWiki ;-) -- Prodatron 16:08, 8 August 2006 (CEST)

Mmmm yes, well.... :D As far as the Sam Coupe goes, I remember doing a comparison once that ended in favor of the CPC . But I may be wrong. And it wasn't really 'mass', wasn't it? Same with TurboR - I remember reading some impressive specs, but have never seen one! :) Bah, ok, let's change it! Btw, how on earth can I edit the text so that each new section begins below the previous section's photo? Gryzor 17:40, 8 August 2006 (CEST)
Ok, I changed it from "the best" into "one of the best" ;-) Regarding the Sam Coupe: IMHO it was a little bit better than the CPC/CPC (6MHz, 256k or 512K ram, screen modes like 512x192x4 etc.). Ok, as it was not successful, you can say, that it is not "mass". The MSX TurboR is an unbelieveable strong 8bit beast with many features and a R800 cpu, which works like a 30MHz Z80. They sold a lot in Japan, and many people in Europe imported them. Here is a picture of my one (the grey one on the left side with the Sunrise interface). -- Prodatron 18:18, 8 August 2006 (CEST)

6128 / CPC

As I said on cpczone, I modified all the "CPC " terms in "Amstrad Plus" or "6128 " (even if it is not a "6128 ", but a "6128plus"). For the people who don't know, a small firm (totally unknown regarding to the Amstrad CPC public) sued Amstrad for the use of its "CPC" brandmark. So they had to change this name.