Sony HB-501P
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Description

Computer

The Sony HB-501P was sold only in European countries - see HB-501 series for the technical details

A specific model was also released for France - see HB-501F.

Software

The provided English software on tape is the same as the built-in firmware on HB-101P and HB-201P.

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-55P and HB-75P machines, the software 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.

Introduction price: ƒ 999.

Pictures

Computer

Sony HB-501P
Sony HB-501P box
Sony HB-501P / HB-501F Personal Databank cassette
Sony HB-501P back

Software

Sony Personal Databank HB-101P / HB-201P / HB-501P / HB-501F without HBI-55 cartridge
Sony Personal Databank HB-101P / HB-201P / HB-501P / HB-501F with HBI-55 cartridge
Sony Personal Databank HB-101P / HB-201P / HB-501P / HB-501F with disk drive and without HBI-55 cartridge
Sony Personal Databank HB-101P / HB-201P / HB-501P / HB-501F with HBI-55 cartridge and disk drive