Toshiba HX-34
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Description

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The HX-34 comes with a separate keyboard and 1 disk drive by default (there's a location foreseen for the addition of a second disk drive, the HX-F103). It's the last computer released by Toshiba for the MSX system and the only one with a built-in floppy drive.

As for many machines with the "Pasopia IQ" label, the PSG sound output is stereo, with a mono/stereo switch at the back. This computer was aimed at the Japanese market, with as option a RS-232C interface with switch.

Official price: ¥148,000

Brand Toshiba
Type HX-34
Year 1985
RAM 64kB in slot 3-0
VRAM 128kB
Media MSX cartridges, DD floppy disks
Video Yamaha V9938
Audio PSG (YM2149F)
Chipset Toshiba TCX-2001 and TCX-2002
Extras 1 or 2 720kB 3,5" floppy disk drives, firmware (Japanese + English Word Processor), Kanji-ROM level 1, stereo PSG sound, Printer BASIC, (optional) RS-232C interface + switch + RS-232C BASIC, two feet so that it can stand upright

Firmware

The built-in firmware is a Word Processor in 2 versions: Japanese and English. From BASIC, the Japanese version can be launched with CALL JWP or _JWP and the English version with CALL EWP or _EWP. It includes the additional BASIC commands for RS-232C and printer.

The Japanese Word Processor is actually version 3.0 of the same software available in versions 2.0 and 2.5 on the Toshiba HX-2x serie.

The English Word Processor is the same as on the International versions of the HX-20 and HX-22 machines, but the option to leave the program has been removed. As it was already the case with the Japanese Word Processor, you need to reboot the computer.

Pictures

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Toshiba HX-34 manuals
Toshiba HX-34 box
Toshiba HX-34 content of box
Toshiba HX-34
Toshiba HX-34 front
Toshiba HX-34 with 2nd FDD
Toshiba HX-34 with serial option
Toshiba HX-34 label
Toshiba HX-34 keyboard
Toshiba HX-34 label
Toshiba HX-34 back

Firmware

Toshiba Japanese Word Processor 3.0 - Intro screen
Toshiba Japanese Word Processor 3.0 - Menu
Toshiba English Word Processor - Menu on HX33/34

Specifications

The HX-34 is a MSX2 with 2 cartridge slots (one at front, one at back), a Z80A from Sharp (LH-0080A) and 2 unusual MSX-Engines, the Toshiba TCX-2001 and TCX-2002. The 2 joystick ports are located on the front panel.

Connections

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