Amstrad CPC 472

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Amstrad CPC

CPC 472 - PT NO Z70200, MC0002C · Keyboard · 1984
CPC 472 - PT NO Z70200, MC0002D · Keyboard · 1984


The Amstrad CPC (short for Colour Personal Computer) is a series of 8-bit home computers produced by Amstrad between 1984 and 1990. It was designed to compete in the mid-1980s home computer market dominated by the Commodore 64 and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, where it successfully established itself primarily in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, and the German-speaking parts of Europe.



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Fun fact

The CPC 472 was a spanish version of the CPC 464 with additional (nonfunctional) 8 KB RAM.

The reason Amstrad released a special version for the spanish market was a import tax on computers with 64K or less RAM. So Amstrad soldered in an extra 8KB which was not, however, usable by the machine since it was not connected to anything else.

The tax is said to have been at least 15,000 pesetas per computer