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Amstrad, plc is a company that used to manufacture computers. Their two big lines were the Amstrad CPC and the PCW. Amstrad also produced several clones of PCs.

Computer product linesEdit

Home computersEdit

  • CPC464 (64 KB RAM, cassette drive)
  • CPC472 (same as CPC464 but with 72 KB instead of 64 KB)
  • CPC664 (3 inch internal disk variant of CPC464)
  • CPC6128 (128 KB version of the CPC664 with 3 inch Disk)
  • 464 Plus (CPC464 with enhanced graphics and sound)
  • 6128 Plus (CPC6128 with enhanced graphics and sound)
  • GX4000 (games console based on 464 Plus)
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2 (Re-engineered ZX Spectrum 128 with tape drive)
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum +3 (as ZX Spectrum +2 but with 3 inch disk drive instead of tape drive)

Word processorsEdit

  • PCW8256 (Z80, 3.5 MHz, 256 KB RAM, single 180 KB 3" floppy drive, dot-matrix printer, green screen)
  • PCW8512 (same as PCW8256 but with 512 KB RAM, 180 KB 3" A: drive, 720 KB 3" B: drive)
  • PCW9512 (Z80, 3.5 MHz, 512 KB RAM, single or dual 720 KB 3" floppy drives, daisywheel printer, "paper white" screen)
  • PcW9256 (Z80, 3.5 MHz, 256 KB RAM, single 720 KB 3.5" floppy drive, dot-matrix printer, "paper white" screen)
  • PcW9512+ (same as PCW9512 but with single 3.5" 720 KB floppy drive)
  • PcW10 (same as PcW9256 but with 512 KB RAM and a built-in parallel port)
  • PcW16 (Z80, 16 MHz, single 1.44 MB 3.5" floppy drive, new machine not directly compatible with old PCWs)

Notepad computersEdit

  • NC100 (Z80, 64 KB RAM, 80×8 character LCD)
  • NC150 (NC100 with 128 KB RAM, floppy disk interface and NC200 firmware — sold in France and Italy)
  • NC200 (Z80, 128 KB RAM, adjustable 80×16 character LCD, 3.5 in floppy disk drive)

PC compatiblesEdit

  • PC1512 (Intel 8086, 8 MHz, 512 KB RAM, CGA Graphics) - Marketed in the United States as the PC5120
  • PC1640 (Intel 8086, 8 MHz, 640 KB RAM, MDA/Hercules/CGA/EGA Colour Graphics) - Marketed in the United States as the PC6400
  • PPC512 (Portable using NEC V30 processor, 512 KB RAM, non-backlit Supertwist CGA, one or two 720 KB 3.5" floppy drives) - released around the same time as the PC1512.
  • PPC640 (Portable using NEC V30 processor, 640 KB RAM, non-backlit Supertwist CGA, one or two 720 KB 3.5" floppy drives, internal modem) - released around the same time as the PC1640.
  • Sinclair PC200 (integral desktop PC for home computer market based on PPC512)
  • PC-20 the Australian version of the Sinclair PC200
  • Sinclair PC500 (rebadged PC1512)
  • PC1286
  • PC1386 (Intel 80386SX CPU, 20 MHz, 1 MB RAM)
  • PC2086 (Intel 8086 CPU, 8 MHz, 640 KB RAM, VGA Graphics) launched 1989
  • PC2286 (Intel 80286 CPU, 12.5 MHz, 1 MB RAM, VGA Graphics) launched 1989
  • PC2386 (Intel 80386SX CPU, 20 MHz, 4 MB RAM, VGA Graphics) launched 1989.
  • PC3086 ( 8 MHz 8086 CPU, 640 KB RAM)
  • PC3286 (16 MHz 80286 CPU, 1 MB RAM)
  • PC3386SX (20 MHz 80386SX CPU, 1 MB RAM)
  • PC4386SX (20 MHz 80386SX CPU, 4 MB RAM)
  • PC5086 (8 MHz 8086 CPU, 640 KBm RAM)
  • PC5286 (16 MHz 80286 CPU, 1 MB RAM)
  • PC5386SX (20 MHz 80386SX CPU, 2 MB RAM, VGA Graphics) launched 1991
  • PC6486SX
  • PC7000 series: PC7286, PC7386SX, PC7486SLC
  • PC8486
  • PC9486 (25 or 33 MHz 80486SX)
  • PC9555i (120 MHz Pentium)
  • ALT286 (laptop; 16 MHz 80286 CPU, 1 MB RAM)
  • ALT386SX (laptop; 16 MHz 80386SX CPU, 1 MB RAM)
  • ACL386SX (laptop; 20 MHz 80386SX CPU, 1 MB RAM, colour TFT LCD)
  • ANB386SX (notebook; 80386SX CPU, 1 MB RAM)



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Amstrad hardware
8-bit models CPC - GX-4000 - PCW
ZX Spectrum Spectrum +2 - Spectrum +3
PC compatibles PC - PC5512 - Mega PC
Notebooks NC100 - NC200
Other

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