Daewoo CPC-330K
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Description

The Daewoo CPC-330K is an educational computer for small children. This product is also called Kobo. It comes with an amazing split keyboard on which a smaller attachment with only symbols can be locked. It was released in Korea.

This machine has only one regular cartridge slot, but an expansion bus on the back can be converted for MSX cartridges. It was provided with a software cartridge - see video.

Besides the computer and the cartridge, the following accessories were available:

  • CMC-472K - Monitor ₩225,000
  • CPC-472K - Monitor stand and drawer ₩35,900
  • CPJ-102K - Joystick ₩13,900
  • CPK-31K - Orange keyboard attachment with symbols ₩25,900 (used by the software cartridge to teach small children the Korean alphabet)

This computer can be viewed as a console, as it seems to have been produced in the same funny spirit as the CPC-61 and CPG-120 Zemmix consoles. It has an extra text mode in Basic, the SCREEN 9. It is a text screen mode based, in the Daewoo consoles, on the graphic SCREENs 5 and 6 to display Korean characters.

Brand Daewoo
Type CPC-330K
Year 1988
Region South Korea
Original price ₩307,000 (without accessories)
RAM 128kB in slot 0-2
VRAM 128kB
Media Cartridges
Video Yamaha V9938
Audio PSG (AY-3-8910A)
Chipset Daewoo DW64MX1
Extras Hangul BASIC, software cartridge

Pictures

Computer

Daewoo Kobo - Overview full set
Daewoo CPC-330K
Daewoo CPC-330K back
Daewoo CPC-330K power supply
Daewoo CPC-330K manual and cartridge
Daewoo CPC-330K in action

Software on cartridge

Daewoo CPC-330K software

Specifications

The CPC-330K is a MSX2 that does not use a MSX-Engine but a custom IC DW64MX1 that includes the 8255 PPI, slot select circuitry, a memory mapper and various glue logic. The CPU is a Z80A from Goldstar (GSS Z8400A PS).

The main RAM is present on slot 0-2, a configuration that can cause poorly written software to crash. Also, with this layout, the POKE-1,(15-PEEK(-1)\16)*17 trick to workaround buggy software that does not handle subslots properly will cause this machine to freeze.

Connections

Repair and Upgrade

Links