Sanyo Wavy 70FD – MSX 2+

The Wavy 70FD is basically a Wavy 35 with an added disk drive and MSX-Music. Just like the Wavy 35, it has one of the best keyboards amongst all MSX 2+ models and it is pretty large when compared to his competitors.

My 70FD is in very good shape but its disk drive did give me some trouble. See this post describing how I fixed it. Other than that, this is a very interesting machine which I got for a pretty decent price. Another great addition to my collection!

Technical Specs:

NAME Wavy 70FD
MANUFACTURER Sanyo
TYPE Home Computer
ORIGIN Japan
YEAR 1988
BUILT IN LANGUAGE MSX-BASIC V3.0, MSX-BASIC-kun 2.x (run time basic compiler)
KEYBOARD Full-stroke keyboard with
numeric keypad, 5 function keys and arrow keys.
CPU Zilog Z80
SPEED 3.58 MHz
CO-PROCESSOR Yamaha V9958 Video Display
Processor
RAM 64 KB
VRAM 128 KB
ROM 32 KB (Basic & BIOS) + 16
KB (SUB ROM > MSX-BASIC V3.0) + 128 KB (JIS-1 ROM)
TEXT MODES 40 x 24 / 32 x 24
GRAPHIC MODES Same as MSX2 specs, plus 256 ×
212/424
Additional KANJI screen modes (Japanese text screen modes): 40×24,
32×24, 256×192, 64×48
COLORS 19268
SOUND FM-PAC (OPLL YM-2413) – 9
channel FM synthesizer
I/O PORTS Joystick(1 or 2), Cardridge
(2), Tape (1200/2400 bauds), RGB video output, CVBS/RF video output, Centronics,
Sound output
BUILT-IN MEDIA One 720 KB, 3,5” floppy disk drive
OS MSX-DOS
POWER SUPPLY Built-in PSU

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