National CF-2000
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The National CF-2000 is the first MSX home computer 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. The computer has two cartridge slots aligned on the top right. The case is light grey with light yellow keys, with the cursor keys having a blue and white design.

It is possible to connect a printer, by first inserting the National CF-2121 cartridge.

The official price is ¥54,800.

Brand National
Type CF-2000
Year 1983
RAM 16kB in slot 0
Media Cartridges
Video Texas Instruments TMS9918
Audio PSG (AY-3-8910A)
Chipset none (separate IC's)


National CF-2000
National CF-2000 right side
National CF-2000 back
National CF-2111 RF converter
National CF-2111 label
National CF-2000 manuals
National CF-2000 box and computer


The CF-2000 is a MSX1 with a Z80A from NEC (D780C-1). The computer has 2 cartridge slots on the top right. It does not have a printer port.

Slot Map

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


  • RF adaptor output (for CF-2111 RF converter)
  • Audio and composite video output
  • Tape data recorder connector
  • 2 general connectors (Joysticks, Mouse, Graphic pad, Paddle controllers, etc)
  • 2 cartridge slots

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