National CF-1200
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The National CF-1200 is produced by the Japanese corporation Matsushita Denki for the Japanese market. At that time National was the brand used in Japan and Panasonic was used for the international market.

The MSX1 product line from National was called "King-Kong". The computer consists out of a single unit with integrated keyboard and power supply. This model has 2 cartridge slots placed in parallel on the top right. The case is available in three colors, black, Ivory and red.

The CF-1200 is the same as the CF-2700 with half of the memory. It was released several months after the CF-2700.

Brand National
Model CF-1200
Year 1985
Region Japan
Launch price ¥43,800
RAM 16kB in slot 0
Media Cartridges
Video Texas Instruments TMS9918
Audio PSG (AY-3-8910A)
Chipset none (separate IC's)
Keyboard layout QWERTY/JP50on
Emulation ROM dumped and emulated


National CF-1200 with box
National CF-1200 label
National CF-1200 box
National CF-1200 black
National CF-1200 ivory
National CF-1200 red
National CF-1200 left side
National CF-1200 back
National CF-1200 right side
National CF-1200 with manual


The CF-1200 is a MSX1 with a Z80A from NEC (D780C-1).

Slot Map

Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3
Page C000h~FFFFh RAM Cartridge
Slot 1
Slot 2
Page 8000h~BFFFh
Page 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM
Page 0000h~3FFFh