Solora MSX

By enribar

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26-07-2015, 19:26

Ok so this topic could be a result of fake marketing over the years, but I give it a try...
I'm reading an old Italian MSX Magazine dated October 1985.
A reportage from the "Son et Image Video" and "Paris Graphic", fairs held in France on spring 1985, talks about an European MSX computer branded "Solora".
A very small photo was published too, but I can recognize only a Toshiba MSX model (HX-10 totally black with white keys, and red stop key).
Does any French user know this story?
Did Solora existed as (electronic) trademark?
Maybe it's a fake new, to pump up MSX.

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By ToriHino

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26-07-2015, 19:38

Maybe you mean the Finnish brand Salora? After their own system did not sell well, they intended to sell Mitsubishi systems under their own brand. This never happened however.

See also http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=1118

By enribar

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27-07-2015, 00:00

maybe Salora is the right name! thankyou for the informations, I will look for other evidences about a msx machine.

By enribar

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04-08-2015, 23:22

ok found some infos here:
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=1118
on the italian msx magazine i can see a very small photo of a rebranded mitsubishi msx, so something was showed by salora in france in 1985

By enribar

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04-08-2018, 20:09

This is the magazine where you can read about the "SOLORA MSX" but it's the Salora MSX, instead:
https://archive.org/details/MSXmagazine1
(page 9 - description of photo number 7).

By gdx

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05-08-2018, 12:50

I think this is a mistake. Salora have sold various hardware. MSX in the magazine looks like a Toshiba HX-10 but all in black. I never saw it in black. Maybe Salora has tried to sell a rebranded HX-10 in Finland.

By Mafcase

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05-08-2018, 14:52

I'm sorry to interrupt this conversation.

But on the same page of that Italian magazine is a picture of a Philips printer (picure number 9). To me it looks like a vw 0020? What's on the top? Is there something like a sort of feeder for small paper or envelopes?

I have never seen something like that before....

By jltursan

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05-08-2018, 15:51

Don't trust too much the article, not only seems they mispelled Solora instead Salora, they branded as MSX the Philips VG5000...

By enribar

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06-08-2018, 11:15

That reportage is made "in collaboration with INTERCONGRESS", so maybe those are translated news and informations.
But I beleave that Salora planned a rebranded MSX and then abandoned the project.