Sony HB-201
This page was last modified 21:33, 20 November 2018 by Rderooy. Based on work by Mars2000you and Gdx and others.

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Description

Computer

This machine was aimed at the Japanese market - see HB-201 series for the technical details

Official price: ¥59,800

It has been localised for the European market - see HB-201P

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-201 black
Sony HB-201 pale gray
Sony HB-201 back
Sony HB-201 box (Pale gray)
Sony HB-201 underside
Sony HB-201 label
Sony HB-201 inside

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