Sony HB-101
This page was last modified 10:06, 10 July 2018 by Gdx. Based on work by Rderooy and Mars2000you.

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Description

Computer

This machine was aimed at the Japanese market - see HB-101 series for the technical details

Official price: ¥46,800

It has been localised for the European market - see HB-101P

Firmware

The firmware is launched automatically when you boot the machine. It has 6 options: Address, Schedule, Memo, Transfer (replaced by Copy when a HBI-55 cartridge is present), BASIC + DATA CARTRIGE (only if HBI-55 present), BASIC.

The BASIC + DATA CARTRIGE option allows to save little BASIC programs on the data cartridge and to load / run them from this cartridge, with the commands SAVE"CAT:" and LOAD"CAT:".

By comparison with the HB-55 and HB-75 machines, the firmware has been improved to support the addition of a disk drive. Besides, from MSX-BASIC, you can go back to the Personal Databank with CALL HITBIT or _HITBIT.

Pictures

Computer

Sony HB-101 black
Sony HB-101 ivory
Sony HB-101 red
Sony HB-101 back
Sony HB-101 label
Sony HB-101 underside
Sony HB-101 (R) PCB
Sony HB-101 box
Sony HB-101 box, computer, manuals and cables
Sony HB-101 PCB

Firmware

Sony Personal Databank HB-101 or HB-201 without HBI-55 cartridge
Sony Personal Databank HB-101 or HB-201 with HBI-55 cartridge
Sony Personal Databank HB-101 or HB-201 with disk drive and without HBI-55 cartridge
Sony Personal Databank HB-101 or HB-201 with HBI-55 cartridge and disk drive