Thomson MO5

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Thomson MO5
Manufacturer Thomson SA
Release date1984;35 years ago (1984)
Discontinued1986;33 years ago (1986)
Operating system BASIC 1.0
CPU Motorola 6809E @ 1 MHz
Memory32 KB RAM, 16 KB VRAM
Graphics320×200 16 colors
Successor Thomson MO6
Related articles Thomson TO7/70

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The Thomson MO5 runs on a Motorola 6809E processor clocked at 1 MHz. It originally featured 48 KB of RAM, a 40×25 text display, and built-in Microsoft BASIC. [1]

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Over 200 pieces of software are known to exist for the MO5.[ citation needed ]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Thomson MO5". Old-Computers.com. Archived from the original on 4 July 2018.
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