FS-A1BT MSX turbo R

By Retrofan

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10-04-2013, 19:35

There were always been rumours about the last MSX turbo R produced by Panasonic. The FS-A1GT is the official last one, but the FS-A1BT [Business use Turbo] should have been produced later, which it didn't unfortunately.

According to this site (http://matsun-ri.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2012/04/msxturbor41-...) Panasonic was developing the FS-A1BT [Business use Turbo], but the project was cancelled and it never was released. It should have 1MB internal memory instead of 512kB for the GT and 256kB for the ST. Furthermore, it should have 2 diskdrives and RS-232C. The MIDI part of the GT was also part of the BT. Probably it also had to have the V9978 videoprocessor. Retailprice was to be 128.000 Yen.

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By mars2000you

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10-04-2013, 19:46

By Manuel

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10-04-2013, 23:05

Look at the post date of that blog post...

By Jorito

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11-04-2013, 08:03

Yeah, so?

By Latok

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11-04-2013, 11:15

January 4th? Tongue

By Retrofan

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11-04-2013, 12:25

Hey, that's funny, didn't know they have April fool jokes in Japan LOL! Maybe the date is coincidence... hmm, don't know...

By msx fan finland

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11-04-2013, 14:33

Wow. this is Hot.
where to buy that tr BT ? and how many those machines are made?
tell me if someone know?

I'm a msx buyer.

Mika

By Manuel

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11-04-2013, 22:24

I'm pretty sure this is an April Fools joke. Yes, they do have it in Japan Smile

By msx fan finland

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12-04-2013, 05:16

Nice joke... Sad

By Retrofan

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12-04-2013, 09:52

I rather have it existed back then Smile