PC-9801 E

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PC-9801 E
Manufacturer: NEC
Release Date RRP Code
PC-9801 E
¥215,000 ?


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The PC-9801 E


The PC-9801 E is essentially a cost-reduced PC-9801 F, with the floppy disk drives and JIS level 1 kanji support taken out. This means, other than the faster processor, the E is more akin to the original 1982 PC-9801, in which the user would have to purchase extra peripherals to get the most out of the machine.

While it was suggested that the PC-9801 E was to be connected to external 8-inch floppy disk drives (like the original PC-9801), in practise the 5¼-inch floppy disks of the PC-9801 F became the de facto standard, and so Es were typically turned into Fs. As such, the PC-9801 E is not thought to have its own software library.

Technical specifications

List of games


PC-9800 series hardware
PC-9801 (1982) | PC-9801 F (E) (1983) | M (1984)

V30 Computers: U | VF | VM | UV | CV (1985-1988)
286 Computers: VX | UX | RX | DX | UR | UF | FX (1986-1992)
386 Computers: RA | RS | ES | DA | DS | CS | FS | US (1988-1992)
486+ Computers: FA | BX | BA | BX2 | BS2 | BA2 | BA3 | BX4 (1993-1995)

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