White Philips NMS 8280 MSX2

White Philips NMS 8280 MSX2

by ray2day on 04-08-2013, 18:07
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MRC user ray2day pointed us to his website where you can find more information on and images from a white Philips NMS 8280 computer called HCS 280. You don't believe it? Check it out for yourself right here

Comments (9)

By Vampier

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04-08-2013, 19:47

Looks like a white nms8280

By enribar

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04-08-2013, 22:05

Maybe Sanyo convinced Philips and Fenner to "recicle" some cases: Smile
http://www.msxarchive.nl/pub/msx/photos/hardware/Fenner_FPC-...

By Manuel

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04-08-2013, 22:37

I heard once it was for the British market.

By Low_Profile

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05-08-2013, 16:33

One of the guys at Compjoetania also had this model back in the days (he probably still does)
His father working at Philips probably had something to do with it.

b.t.w. Typical discoloration on all of the grey keys except the top row of the letters and the numeric pad. Never understood why those keys were immune to 'color-decay' over time. Smile

By Meits

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05-08-2013, 17:55

Low_Profile wrote:

Never understood why those keys were immune to 'color-decay' over time. Smile

Indeed... Most of the keyboards I run into "suffer" this issue... I can hardly believe there's any difference between the used material of the keys... Any scientists around here?

By Latok

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05-08-2013, 20:12

It has something to do with keyboard keys being resistent to burning caused by electrical shortcuts. Those upper keys are made using other fabrics than the other keyboard keys.

By Vampier

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06-08-2013, 01:55

I never knew keys are made with fabrics Smile

By mohai

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08-08-2013, 17:18

Cool Cool
What does HCS stands for? Home Computer System, maybe?
Is it an standard 8280 or does it have any extra feature?
Maybe it was supposed to be an MSX2+?

By Latok

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08-08-2013, 17:22

Vampier wrote:

I never knew keys are made with fabrics Smile

They probably aren't. My english just sucks Smile