In the liminal space between early 8-bit home computers and ubiquitous X86 clones, MSX was a standardized computer design that several companies adopted and embellished, sometimes to extremes. Everywhere except North America, that is…so there’s a chance these systems might be unfamiliar.
The machines seen in the above video are pretty tame. Some MSX designs went off the rails with styles and colors. You can see more of these on Old-Computers.com (search for “MSX”) or a bit of history in this article.
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