The FM-77AV40SX was the last FM-77 series machine, Audio-Visual expansion of FM-77AV40EX.
About this computer, Nomura Hisayuki adds:
Some people said FM77AV40SX was the ultimate 8 bit computer. (Other people said that Hitachi S1 was this one.)
Its video-functions were remarkable.
- displays TV programs on it's video monitor,
- TV control from the keyboard,
- TV screen capture,
- displays subtitles on TV.
These functions were realized in the 80s!
260,000 color graphics was also marvelous.
The case colour which looked like the stone was beautiful. A lot of people called FM77AVSX a "tombstone".
This PC was the last FM77 machine. So, FM77AV became a real tombstone of FM77.
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FM 77 AV SX
BUILT IN LANGUAGE
Full stroke keyboard JIS type with numeric keypad
Second 68B09E at 2MHz for graphics
192 KB , Max 448 KB (40SX) 128 KB , Max 192 KB (20SX)
192 KB (40SX) - 96 KB (20SX)
40 or 80 columms x 25, 40 or 50 lines
640 x 400 8 colours x 2 pages - 640 x 200 8 colours x 4 pages
FM Programmable Sound Generator
1 I/O slot, RS-232C, Printer, Joystick, mouse, Analog RGB
BUILT IN MEDIA
2 x 3.5'' 640 KB floppy disk drives
F-BASIC (Microsoft Basic) V3.4L21
Built-in power supply unit
178,000 Yen (FM-77AV40SX) - 128,000 Yen (FM-77AV20SX)