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Toshiba was a producer of MSX Engine chips and MSX computers. They also created other MSX peripherals, like the Toshiba MX-MU900 MSX-AUDIO cartridge. Their best known MSX computer is the Toshiba HX-10.

In Japan, in 1981 Toshiba introduced a product line of 8 and 16bit computers under the Pasopia branding. When Toshiba introduced MSX computers in Japan in the fall of 1983 they did so under the Pasopia IQ product line. Pasopia and Pasopia IQ systems are incompatible with each other. The Pasopia IQ branding can be seen on each machine next to the MSX logo. Pasopia - パソピア is a word composed with the beginning of 'Personal - パーソナル' and the end of 'Utopia - ユートピア'.

The first Toshiba MSX was the HX-10S released in 1983. They released their MSX2 models in 1985. The last models introduced were in 1985 in Japan, and in 1986 in some international markets. Toshiba however continued supplying other vendors with their MSX Engine chips for years afterwards.

Both Toshiba and Yamaha were producing MSX-Engine chips, but Toshiba was the only one to create MSX Engine chips for the later MSX2+ and TurboR machines.



Subcategories (check them to get the technical details for the models of a same serie and see the eventual differences!)

Model Year Region Model Year Region
MSX1 Toshiba HX-10AA 1984 BE, NL Toshiba HX-20E 1985 UK
Toshiba HX-10D (Pasopia IQ) 1983 JP Toshiba HX-20I 1985 ES, IT
Toshiba HX-10DP (Pasopia IQ) 1984 JP Toshiba HX-21 (Pasopia IQ) 1984 JP
Toshiba HX-10DPN (Pasopia IQ) 1984 JP Toshiba HX-22 (Pasopia IQ) 1985 JP
Toshiba HX-10E 1984 ES Toshiba HX-22GB 1985 UK
Toshiba HX-10F 1984 FR Toshiba HX-22I 1985 ES, IT
Toshiba HX-10P 1984 DE, IT, UK Toshiba HX-30 (Pasopia IQ) 1985 JP
Toshiba HX-10S (Pasopia IQ) 1983 JP Toshiba HX-31 (Pasopia IQ) 1985 JP
Toshiba HX-10SA (Pasopia IQ) 1984 JP Toshiba HX-32 (Pasopia IQ) 1985 JP
Toshiba HX-10SF 1984 FI Toshiba HX-51 1985 ES, IT
Toshiba HX-20 (Pasopia IQ) 1984 JP Toshiba HX-52 1985 ES, IT
Toshiba HX-20AR 1986 AR
Model Year Region Model Year Region
MSX2 Toshiba FS-TM1 1986 IT Toshiba HX-33 (Pasopia IQ) 1985 JP
Toshiba HX-23 (Pasopia IQ) 1985 JP Toshiba HX-34 (Pasopia IQ) 1985 JP
Toshiba HX-23F (Pasopia IQ) 1985 JP


Product Description
Toshiba HX-J400 Joystick
Toshiba HX-J401 Joystick II
Toshiba HX-J800 Graphic Tablet

Network and I/O Interfaces

Product Description
Toshiba HX-E600 Additional I/O Slot for HX-10
Toshiba HX-E601 Slot Expander
Toshiba HX-R700 RS-232C Interface Adapter
Toshiba HX-R701 RS-232C Upgrade kit for HX-20 (Japanese version),
HX-21, HX-23, HX-23F and HX-32
Toshiba HX-R702 RS-232C Upgrade kit for HX-33
Toshiba HX-R703 RS-232C Upgrade kit for HX-34
Toshiba HX-???? Modem 300/300, 1200/75
Toshiba HX-R730 Modem with Acoustic Coupler

Printers and Scanners

Product Description
Toshiba HX-P500 Printer interface cartridge
Toshiba HX-P501 Printer cable
Toshiba HX-P550 Dot matrix printer
Toshiba HX-P570 Plotter


Product Description
Toshiba HX-C800 Data recorder
Toshiba HX-C810 Data recorder
Toshiba HX-F100 External 3.5" 360kB FDD
Toshiba HX-F101 External 3.5" 360kB FDD
Toshiba HX-F103 Second internal 3.5" 720kB FDD for HX-34
Toshiba HX-M250 16kB RAM expansion
Toshiba HX-M251 64kB RAM expansion
Toshiba VDP 50K VHD player
Toshiba VDP 881 VHD player
Toshiba XM-1000A CD-ROM drive (unreleased)
? Toshiba Quick Disk Drive


Product Description
Toshiba T6950 Video Display Processor
Toshiba T7775 MSX-Engine
Toshiba T7937 MSX-Engine
Toshiba T9769 MSX-Engine
Toshiba TCX-1007 MSX-Engine
Toshiba TCX-1008 MSX-Engine
Toshiba TCX-1010 MSX-Engine
Toshiba TCX-1012 MSX-Engine
Toshiba TCX-2001 MSX-Engine
Toshiba TCX-2002 MSX-Engine


Product Description
Toshiba HX-M200 Kanji-ROM Level 1 (JIS 1)
Toshiba HX-M210 Kana to Kanji conversion cartridge
Toshiba HX-M220 Kanji-ROM Level 1 & 2 (JIS 1 + JIS 2)
Toshiba HX-MU900 MSX-AUDIO cartridge
Toshiba HX-MU901 Music keyboard for HX-MU900
Toshiba HX-S501 Japanese Word Processor
Toshiba HX-T330 Superimpose unit
Toshiba HX-T331 VHD Interface adapter
Toshiba HX-VT10A 80 column cartridge


This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.