Lightest MSX in the world

by snout on 20-06-2004, 13:39
Topic: Hardware
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Source: Gigamix Online

After a search for the Smallest MSX in the world , Gigamix has now started a quest for the lightest MSX in the world. To prevent the Nokia 6600 running fMSX/60 from winning both competitions they have added one requirement: the (emulated) MSX must have at least one cartridge slot. On this page you can see several working setups, including one that only weighs 785 grams. On this page you can see other small and light MSX setups.

Relevant link: Lightest MSX in the world page

Comments (14)

By Ivan

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20-06-2004, 14:13

Baahhh... portable PCs running MSX-PLAYer... are they really MSX computers?
And then, why Nokia phones cannot compete?

By konamiman

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20-06-2004, 14:32

I agree. This is not a MSX, it is another thing emulating a MSX. I don't see the point.

By snout

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20-06-2004, 14:33

Nokia's can't compete because they don't have a cartridge-slot. It's unfair! Smile

Besides, like the smallest MSX in the world... it's just a bit of fun.

By mth

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20-06-2004, 18:22

The Game Reader is not a full cartridge slot. It's a convenient way to read ROMs from MSX games, but only minimal functionality is supported. For example (the sound part of) an SCC in a cartridge isn't used; it's emulated instead.

By pitpan

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20-06-2004, 20:16

So, these are the long expected new MSX computers? Good to know. A magazine, a USB reader and a Pentium. That's all, folks.

By sunrise

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20-06-2004, 21:16

The msx-player supplied with it emulates the SCC and not the Gamereader ofcourse.
Second the +12V and -12V are not supported, so that makes it a not fully supported cartridgeslot and the right conclusion of Mth

By snout

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20-06-2004, 23:17

Pitpan: just because it's Japanese doesn't mean it's official MSX Association material.

By pitpan

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20-06-2004, 23:43

I prefer these "light" models rather than the "official" slow celeron in small case.

By snout

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21-06-2004, 00:08

Ah the official MSXPLAYer-PC that was presented as MSX Association as 'this is just a gadget '? Only 200 of them were produced, MSX Association has no further plans with those. IMHO it was a nice way to draw some attention to the 20th anniversary of MSX...

By AuroraMSX

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21-06-2004, 12:52

Baah, the lightest MSX in the world would be the official MSX-3 - completely vapourware, so no weight at all! Wink

By pitpan

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21-06-2004, 13:29

100% true!

By snout

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21-06-2004, 18:49

I see no reasons to call the One Chip MSX vapourware just yet. So far Nishi kept all his promises, only the timeframe in which he did that was stretched quite a lot. Just because you don't like something doesn't make it vapourware. Just because it's MSX Association doesn't make it vapourware either. If you think differently about this, I expect you to yell 'vapourware' at the next Sunrise Network Interface or CIEL3++ newsposts as well...

By konamiman

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21-06-2004, 21:10

Sunrise Network Interface? Are there any news about this?

By BiFi

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21-06-2004, 21:18

Nah, to prevent Nokia from winning this one they added this requirement just to limit it to MSX-PLAYer use with the GameReader. Wink