1980s Vintage Computers
NEC PC-8001 Links
I have split this section into English language and Japanese language, as this machine was popular in its home country and has an active following there.
Old-computers page - includes video connector pin-outs.
Wikipedia page on the PC-8000 series.
This Frimu.nl page lists NEC software for sale, but the home page states they have stopped selling - odd.
The Old Computer ROMs has a PC-8001 section.
Computer Closet Collection has a nice picture of the American PC-8001A system with the additional I/O and floppy drives.
The following sites are in Japanese, so are best viewed using Chrome as this automatically translates into English (or any other language).
Japanese Wikipedia page on PC-8000 series - complete list of peripherals.
Attic or Garret Time machine gives a good overview.
GARA has pictures and prices in Yen for the range.
Enri's website (from the Internet Archive) has detailed pages on the internals of PC-8001, PC-8012 expansion unit and PC-8032 disk drive. This includes details such as an internal RS-232 port, expansion bus pin-outs, interrupt and ports addresses. keyboard and CRTC routines and N-BASIC ROM routines.
nico's PC page has a detailed listing of all the add-ons for the PC-8001MkII, including cards for the PC-8012 I/O unit, floppy drive options, various NEC monitors, data (cassette) recorders, system software and cables
Retro Computer People has a section on the PC-8001, again with a list of all the options, plus specifications.
Techcn page on the PC-8001 gives an overview of its success against its rivals in Japan.
This page was last revised on: 23/02/13