Sony HB-55P
This page was last modified 14:18, 21 February 2018 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Grauw and Rderooy and others.

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Description

Computer

The Sony HB-55P is the adaptation for the European market of the second version of the HB-55 - see HB-55 series for the technical details

Introduction price: ƒ 899.

Firmware

The firmware is launched automatically when you boot the machine. It's an English version of the original Japanese software. It has 5 options: Address, Schedule, Memo, Transfer (replaced by Copy when a HBI-55 cartridge is present), BASIC.

It is also possible 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:". But as the RAM of the HB-55P is very limited, you need to add a 64kB RAM extension HBM-64 in another slot to get the additionnal option BASIC + DATA CARTRIDGE.

Pictures

Computer

Sony HB-55P
Sony HB-55P back

Firmware

Sony Personal Databank HB-55P or HB-75P without HBI-55 cartridge
Sony Personal Databank HB-55P with HBI-55 cartridge but without HBM-64 RAM extension
Sony Personal Databank HB-55P or HB-75P with HBI-55 cartridge (and HBM-64 RAM extension if HB-55P)