Sanyo PCT-100
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Description

Presented at Japan Electronics Show '86, the Sanyo PCT-100 is a computer especially dedicated to telecomunication terminal. It's a computer with an integrated telephone on a specific tablette that replaces the keyboard.

These features are based on a Turbo CPU, probably a Z180 (HD64180) at 6,144 MHz but some sources speak about a 16bit CPU.

Japanese MSX Magazine 1986-12 (page 106) mentions there is a switch Z80A/16bit CPU to start in MSX mode or in PCT mode (terminal and built-in word processor).

The unit have one cartridge slot and one 3.5" disk drive on right side. This model seems to be very rare.

The PCT-100 was aimed for the Japanese professional market. Official price was never communicated.

Brand Sanyo
Type PCT-100
Year 1986
Region Japan
Original price
RAM unknown
VRAM 64 or 128kB ?
Media MSX cartridges, 2DD floppy disks
Video Yamaha V9938
Audio PSG (YM2149 integrated in MSX-Engine?)
Chipset  ?
Keyboard layout specific tablette
Extras One 720kB 3.5" floppy disk drive, tablette with telephone handset, CPU switch, firmware (Word Processor)
Emulation ROM dump needed. See this thread for details

Pictures

Sanyo PCT-100
Sanyo PCT-100 right side
Sanyo PCT-100 tablette

Specifications

The PCT-100 is a MSX2 with two CPUs, a Z80A and probably a Z180 (HD64180) at 6,144 MHz but some sources speak about a 16bit CPU. A switch allows to choose between the 8bit MSX mode and the Turbo/16bit terminal mode with word processor.

Connections