National CF-3000
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Description

The National CF-3000 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 computer consists out of a single case with a separate keyboard. It's available in silver color.

This model got a Good Design Award in 1984!

The MSX1 product line from National was called "King-Kong" in Japan.

Brand National
Type CF-3000
Year 11-1984
Region Japan
Original price ¥79,800
RAM 64kB in slot 1
VRAM 16kB
Media MSX cartridges
Video Texas Instruments TMS9928A
Audio PSG (AY-3-8910)
Chipset none (separate IC's)
Keyboard layout QWERTY/JP50on
Extras Eject button for each cartridge slot, superimpose connector, numeric keypad
Emulation ROM dumped and emulated

Pictures

National CF-3000 box and content
National CF-3000
National CF-3000 box
National CF-3000 front
National CF-3000 / CF-3300 keyboard
National CF-3000 back
National CF-3000 left side
National CF-3000 inside
National CF-3000 label
National CF-3000 with CF-2601 superimpose unit
National CF-3000 manuals

Specifications

The CF-3000 is an MSX1 with a Z80A from NEC (D780C-1) and without MSX-Engine. The superimpose unit (CF-2601) is optional.

The unit does not have the space for an internal floppy disk drive.

  • Size: 428×96×285 mm (unit), 426×40×159 mm (keyboard)
  • Weight: 6.8kg

Slot Map

Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3
Page C000h~FFFFh 64kB
RAM
Cartridge
Slot 1
Cartridge
Slot 2
Page 8000h~BFFFh
Page 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM
Page 0000h~3FFFh

Connections