National FS-4600F
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Description

The National FS-4600F is a "Word-pro Persocom" (Word processor Personal Computer) with a built-in 24 dots thermal transfer printer and a double-sided disk drive. The FS-4600F was available only in dark silver. It was aimed at the Japanese market.

The original replacement ink cartridge is the CF-PR120

Brand National
Type FS-4600F
Year 1986
Region Japan
Original price ¥138,000
RAM 128kB in slot 3-2
VRAM 128kB
Media MSX cartridges, 2DD floppy disk
Video Yamaha V9938
Audio PSG (YM2149 integrated in MSX-Engine S1985)
Chipset Yamaha S1985
Extras FDD drive, reset button, 8kB SRAM (for software data back up), firmware (Japanese Word processor, English Word processor, MSX Address Book, visit card), Kanji-ROM level 1, MSX-JE (compound Kanji dictionary), dip witches for keyboard mode setting, printer pitch setting and firmware enable/disable

Pictures

National FS-4600F
National FS-4600F back
National FS-4600F right side
National FS-4600F label
National FS-4600F mainboard
National FS-4600F annex board
National FS-4600F manuals + MSX-DOS disk
National FS-4600F box and content
National FS-4600F box

Firmware

National FS-4600 Main menu
Option 1: Japanese Word Processor menu
National FS-4600 Japanese Word Processor
Option 2: English Word Processor
Option 3: Address Book & Business Card menu

Specifications

The National FS-4600F is a MSX2 with 2 cartridge slots (in parallel one at the top). The CPU is a Z80 from Zilog (Z084C0004PSC). The MSX-Engine comes from Yamaha (S1985).

The integrated Word-pro software is version 3, which only provides minor improvements. The printer supports paper sizes up to B4. National also released a add-on cartridge, the FS-SR023 which allows the built-in word processor to print a 48 dot "Brush" style typeface.

While the machine provides the JIS1 and JIS2 Kanji ROMs, it does not provide the Kanji BASIC extensions.

Slot Map

Slot Slot
0-0 0-1 0-2 0-3 Slot 1 Slot 2 3-0 3-1 3-2 3-3
Page C000h~FFFFh Cartridge
Slot 1
Cartridge
Slot 2
MSX
Word-Pro
128kB
Memory
Mapper
Page 8000h~BFFFh Kanji driver
Page 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM Disk ROM
Page 0000h~3FFFh Sub-ROM Word-Pro
Font 1
Word-Pro
Font 2

Connections

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