Samsung SPC-800
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Description

The SPC-800 is the only MSX computer ever released by the Korean company Samsung. Its originality is its built-in speaker, with a volume button.

There are two versions of this computer:

  • the first version has many colored keys and a reset button, the volume button and the RF connector are on the right side, the printer connector is on the left side with a location reserved for an optional RS-232C interface
  • the second version (also known as SPC-800A) is less colored and without reset button, the volume button and the RF connector are on the back, the printer connector on the right side and there's no any location for an eventual RS-232C interface

This computer was sold with a demo tape. The second version has been localised for the Italian market (see Fenner SPC-800).

Brand Samsung
Model SPC-800
Year 1984
Region South Korea
Launch price ₩299,000
RAM 64kB in slot 2
VRAM 16kB
Media MSX cartridges
Video Texas Instruments TMS9118NL
Audio PSG (AY-3-8910)
Chipset none (separate IC's)
Keyboard layout QWERTY/Korean
Extras Hangul BASIC, built-in speaker with volume button, (only version 1) reset button, (optional on version 1) RS-232C interface, demo cassette
Emulation ROM dump needed. See this thread for details

Pictures

Samsung SPC-800 version 1
Samsung SPC-800 version 1 PCB (left part)
Samsung SPC-800 version 1 PCB (right part)
SPC-800 version 1 left side
Samsung SPC-800 version 1 back
SPC-800 version 1 right side
Samsung SPC-800 label
Samsung SPC-800 version 2 back
SPC-800 version 2 right side
Samsung SPC-800 version 2
Samsung SPC-800 box
Samsung SPC-800 demo cassette
Samsung SPC-800 manuals

Specifications

The SPC-800 is a MSX1 without MSX-Engine. The CPU is a Z80A from Zilog in version 1 or from Goldstar (GSS Z8400A PS) in version 2.

Slot Map

Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3
Page C000h~FFFFh Cartridge
Slot
64kB RAM Expansion
Bus
Page 8000h~BFFFh Hangul ROM
Page 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM
Page 0000h~3FFFh

Note: Hangul ROM size is 8kB (8000h~9FFFh)

Connections

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