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    NEC PC-8801

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    This NEC computer was released in 1981 and is more commonly referred to as the PC-88.

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    Released in 1981, the PC-8801 was an 8-bit computer from NEC that dominated the 8-bit Japanese computer market in the 1980's, beating out competition from the Sharp X1, Fujitsu FM-7, and MSX.

    In 1983, the PC-8201A was produced by Kyocera as one of the world's first laptop computers.

    In 1987, a more advanced 16-bit model was released, the PC-88 VA, which featured some of the graphical capabilities of NEC's PC Engine (TurboGrafx-16) console along with the Yamaha YM2608 stereo FM sound chip, in order to rival the more powerful 16-bit Sharp X68000 computer.

    By the end of the 80's, the PC-88 was superceded by the NEC PC-98 line, which would dominate the Japanese computer market during the late 80's to 90's, and become one of the best-selling computers of all time.


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