Sanyo MPC-27
This page was last modified 16:23, 23 April 2019 by Rderooy. Based on work by Gdx and Mars2000you.



The Sanyo MPC-27, a.k.a Wavy27, is a computer designed for graphic creation and animation, as it has a built-in lightpen interface, superimposer, image digitizer and includes graphic tools on disk.

It seems to be very rare and until we can have more precise information, it can be viewed as a special version of the MPC-25, at least from its appearance: white color, separate keyboard, only one cartridge slot, one 1DD disk drive and the location to possibly add a second disk drive.

This model has been localised for the European market with more RAM and a second cartridge slot, but without the lightpen interface - see Philips NMS 8280.

Brand Sanyo
Type MPC-27
Year 1985-05
Region Japan
Original price
RAM 64kB (? in slot 3-2)
VRAM 128kB
Media MSX cartridges, 1DD floppy disks
Video Yamaha V9938
Audio PSG (YM2149 integrated in MSX-Engine S3527)
Chipset Yamaha S3527
Extras 1 floppy disk drive 360kB 3,5", lightpen interface, superimposer, digitizer, switch to select video source, graphic tools on disk


Sanyo MPC-27


The MPC-27 is a MSX2 with a Z80A from NEC (D780C-1) and an MSX-Engine S3527 from Yamaha.


  • RGB21 connector
  • Video input
  • Analog sound & Composite video
  • Keyboard connector
  • Lightpen connector
  • Tape recorder connector
  • Centronics compatible Parallel port for a printer
  • 2 general connectors (joysticks, mouse, paddle controllers, ...)
  • 1 cartridge slot (+ ? 1 extension bus slot)
  • 1 alternate AC power plug