The PC-6001 was first released in November of 1981 in Japan at the price of 89,800 yen. A special version branded "NEC Trek" was released in North American territories shortly afterwards.
- Processor: μPD780C-1（ Z80-A compatible） 3.993600MHz
- ROM: 16 KB (Basic) 4 KB (character ROM)
- RAM: 16KB (expandable up to 32KB)
- Sound chip: General Instrument AY-3-8910 (PSG)
- Display resolutions: 256x192, 256x128, 128x192, 128x128, 64x48
- Display colors: monochrome (256x192) / 2 (128x192) / 9 (64x48)
- Interface: Tape (600 / 1200 baud), RGB, Centronics, Atari Joystick (2), ROM/RAM cartridges, Audio