Amstrad CPC 464

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The Amstrad CPC 464 was an 8-bit home computer produced by Amstrad in the 1980s. 'CPC' was an acronym for 'Colour Personal Computer', although it was possible to purchase a CPC with a green screen as well as with a colour screen. The CPC 464 was designed to be a direct competitor to the Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum systems.

The CPC 464 featured a Zilog Z80 processor, 64K of RAM, a palette of 27 colours, and a tape player to store programs and data. Like many home computers at the time, the 464 had a version of the BASIC programming language in ROM (the implementation was Locomotive Basic version 1.0). Because the CPC 464 shared a processor with the ZX Spectrum, some games manufacturers developed games for the two systems partly in parallel.

Later models in the 'CPC' series were the Amstrad CPC 664 and Amstrad CPC 6128, both of which featured a 3-inch disk drive in place of the 464's tape player (among other small differences).