SORD M5

Creative Computer

The main reason people say that they don't feel comfortable with computers is because they've got it into their heads that computers are difficult to deal with. Don't worry—learn as you go along! Just keep the M5 in the house, and you'll soon get used to it. Play with the keys and have fun!


Overview

Specifications
Manufacturer SORD Computer Corporation
Type PC
CPU

Z80A (3.58 MHz)

GPU TMS 9918/9928/9929
RAM 4KB
VRAM 16KB
Resolution Graphics mode-dependent
Palette 16 colors
Graphics Graphic I mode: 8 x 8 dots 32 columns x 24 lines Text mode: 6 x 8 dots 40 columns x 24 lines Multi-color mode: 4 x 4 dots 64 columns x 48 lines Graphic II mode: 256 x 192 (full-graphic)
Sound SN76489AN: 3 voices (6 octaves), 1 noise, 7 special sounds
Input Keyboard: 55 keys, 8 shifts, upper/lowercase letters, numerics, symbols, 64 graphics patterns, 28 BASIC statements | 2 joystick ports | cartridge slot
Media cassette, cartridge
Peripherals
  • Cartridge multiplexer (EC-5)
  • 32 KB RAM expansion (EM-5)
  • Joysticks (JS-5)
  • Joypads (JP-5)
  • Expansion box (EB-5)
  • Thermal printer (PT-5)
  • Parallel I/O cartridge (PI-5)
  • Serial interface cartridge (SI-5)
  • Floppy disk drive (FD-5)
Language(s)
  • BASIC-I (cartridge): beginner-focused BASIC, included with the computer
  • BASIC-G (cartridge): games-focused BASIC with additional graphics commands
  • BASIC-F (cartridge): BASIC with floating-point operations for mathematic and scientific applications

Programming Resources

Documentation