Phonola VG-8010
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Description

The Phonola VG-8010 is the Philips VG-8010 re-branded for the Italian market. It has been manufactured in France (at the Mans by La Radiotechnique) and has 32kB RAM (not 48kB as indicated on the box and the machine by adding the VRAM).

It has the same defaults: no Centronics port, no expansion bus, no separate audio out, a poor QWERTY keyboard and a non-standard PAL connector. The power supply is external, the case is black and silver, the GRAPH and CODE keys work as toggles, just like the KANA key on Japanese machines.

It is possible to connect a printer, by first inserting the Philips VU 0040 cartridge.

Brand Phonola (Manufacturer: La Radiotechnique)
Type VG-8020
Year 1984
Region Italy
Original price
RAM 32kB in slot 0
VRAM 16kB
Media MSX cartridges
Video Texas Instruments TMS9129NL
Audio PSG (YM2149)
Chipset none (separate IC's)
Extras Reset button

Pictures

Phonola packaging
Phonola VG-8010 PCB
Phonola VG-8010 box

Specifications

The VG-8010 is a MSX1 with a Z80 from SGS and without printer port. The cartridge slots are on top, hidden under a panel.

Slot Map

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

Connections