This year marks the 30th anniversary of one of the most iconic ancestors of today’s tech gadgets, the CPC 464.
Launched in the spring of 1984 by British manufacturer Amstrad, the “color personal computer” (CPC) was a success in its home market and across the European continent.
An all-in-one personal computer (keyboard, monitor and data storage), the CPC 464 operated using the BASIC language. The model was equipped with a cassette tape deck, a Zilog Z80A processor running at 4Mhz, and 64KB RAM. The first devices came with monochromatic monitors (green), although color screens were soon introduced. Amstrad launched the computer to compete with the market leaders at the time, the Commodore 64 and the ZX Spectrum.
Sourced by Roy W. Nash