National FS-1300
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The National FS-1300 is same as the CF-1200 or CF-2700, but has more RAM. It was produced by the Japanese corporation Matsushita Denki for the Japanese market. At that time National was the brand used in Japan and Panasonic was used for the international market.

The MSX1 product line from National was called "King-Kong" in Japan. The computer consists out of a single unit with integrated keyboard and power supply. This model has 2 cartridge slots placed in parallel on the top right. The case is dark silver and grey. It was produced after the CF-1200 with a joystick included for a lower price.

Brand National
Model FS-1300
Year 1985
Region Japan
Launch price ¥39,800
RAM 64kB in slot 3
Media Cartridges
Video Texas Instruments TMS9918
Audio PSG (AY-3-8910A in the MSX-Engine?)
Chipset  ?
Keyboard layout QWERTY/JP50on
Extras Package included the CF-2211 joystick
Emulation ROM dumped and emulated


National FS-1300 package
National FS-1300 back
FS-1300 box and content
National FS-1300
National FS-1300 underside
National FS-1300 label


The FS-1300 is a MSX1 with a Z80A from NEC (D780C-1).

  • Size: 436 x 245 x 90 mm (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 3.6kg

Slot Map

Slot 0 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3
Page C000h~FFFFh Cartridge
Slot 1
Slot 2
Page 8000h~BFFFh
Page 4000h~7FFFh Main-ROM
Page 0000h~3FFFh