Sony HB-701
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Description

The Sony HB-701 is the first Hit bit Computer that can be equiped with a built-in floppy disk drive (see HBD-100). This machine was aimed at the Japanese market and available in black on front and pale gray.

The only difference between the HB-701 and the HB-701FD is the drive, which is build in the HB-701FD. Front and back of both machines are exactly the same, with only a little difference on the left front, corresponding to the location of the drive.

The machine has a separate keyboard without numeric keypad. It's a QWERTY Japanese keyboard with ANSI layout for kanas characters.

Brand Sony
Type HB-701
Year 1984-11
Region Japan
Original price ¥99,800
RAM 64kB
VRAM 16kB
Media MSX cartridges, 1DD floppy disks (optional)
Video Texas Instruments TMS9928ANL
Audio PSG (YM2149F)
Chipset none (separate IC's)
Extras 360kB 3,5" floppy disk drive location, firmware (HIT-BIT ART: graphic editor and title editor), superimposer, brightness adjuster for superimposing, volume control, reset button, remote sensor
Emulation ROM dump needed. See this thread for details

Pictures

Sony HB-701 and HB-701FD front
Sony HB-701 and HB-701FD back
Sony HB-701 detail of front
Sony HB-701 keyboard
Sony HB-701 manuals and HB-701FD floppy disk

Specifications

The HB-701 is a MSX1 with a Z80A from Sharp (LH0080A) or NEC (uPD780C-1).

This computer has integrated capabilities for superimposing. A wireless joystick (JS-75) can be used via the remote sensor.

Unit size: 355 (w) x 325 (l) x 79 (h) mm

Connections

  • RF output
  • RGB output (not SCART)
  • Stereo analog sound & Composite video output
  • Stereo analog sound & Composite video input
  • 2 x RCA connectors for S video signal control
  • Data Recorder connector
  • Centronics compatible Parallel port for a printer
  • 2 general connectors (Joysticks, Mouse, Paddle controlers, etc)
  • 2 cartridge slots
  • Power socket for the monitor
  • Power plug for main power supply (JIS C 8303 class, AC 100V +/-10% 50/60Hz)

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