The Sony F1XV is one of the only 8 MSX 2+ models ever produced (see the whole list here). This is one of my favorites, my daily workhorse MSX. It is the machine I use to play all MSX games and to write the occasional Basic program. This is really a great MSX: sturdy, awesome design, and it basically has everything you need unless you need the extra Turbo-R bells and whistles.
As far as specs go, this machine can probably be considered a ‘middle tier’ MSX 2+: 64kB RAM, 128kB VRAM, one 720kB 3.5″ floppy disk drive, MSX Music, MSX-JE, 256kB JIS-1 and JIS-2 ROM, speed controller, Ren-Sha Turbo (autofire) and hardware pause key. The Panasonics had more hardware options (like S-Video) and the Sanyo WAVY PHC-70FD2 had 2 floppy drives.
|KEYBOARD||Full-stroke keyboard with 5 function keys, numeric keypad and arrow keys.|
|CO-PROCESSOR||Yamaha V9958 Video Display Processor|
|ROM||32 KB (Basic & BIOS) + 16 KB (SUB ROM > MSX-BASIC V3.0) + 16 KB (KANJI BASIC ROM + KANJI ROM) + 16 KB (DISK ROM)|
|BUILT-IN MEDIA||720 KB 3.5” floppy drive|
|TEXT MODES||40 x 24 / 32 x 24|
|GRAPHIC MODES||64 x 48, 256 x 192, 256 x 212, 512 x 212, 256 × 212, 256 × 424. Additional KANJI screen modes (Japanese text screen modes): 40×24, 32×24, 256×192, 64×48|
|SOUND||FM-PAC (OPLL YM-2413) – 9 channel FM synthesizer|
|I/O PORTS||2 cartridge slots, RGB/Scart video output, 2 joystick ports, printer port, NTSC video output, Mono audio output, RF video output, Cassette interface|