PC-9801 U

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PC-9801 U
Manufacturer: NEC
Release Date RRP Code
PC-9801 U
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The PC-9801 U


The PC-9801 U was the first NEC computer to come equipped with 3½-inch floppy disk drives as standard, and the first PC-9800 series machine to ship with a V30 processor. It does, however, begin to represent the often confusing nature of NEC computer products - the U has less RAM than the older PC-9801 M, so is incompatible with software built specifically to tap into the PC-9801 M's hardware (assuming of course an external 5¼-inch floppy drive was hooked up).

The choices made by NEC means that the PC-9801 U has its own set of software, though support for the machine dropped significantly with the launch of the PC-9801 UV one year later.

Technical Specifications

List of games


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

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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