|Operating system||BASIC 1.0|
|CPU||Motorola 6809E @ 1 MHz|
|Memory||32 KB RAM, 16 KB VRAM|
|Graphics||320×200 16 colors|
|Related articles||Thomson TO7/70|
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Over 200 pieces of software are known to exist for the MO5.[ citation needed ]
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