Amstrad CPC 464
CPC 464 with Joystick
|Also known as||CPC 464|
|Release date||12 April 1984|
|Introductory price||£199 (with green monitor), £299 (with colour monitor)|
|Units sold||2 Million|
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The CPC 464 was the first personal home computer built by
Amstrad was known for cheap
Spital wanted to offer a device that would not commandeer the family TV but instead be an all-in-one computer with its own monitor, thus freeing up the TV and allowing others to play video games at the same time.
Bill Poel, General Manager of Amsoft (Amstrad's software division), said during the launch press release that if the computers were not on the shelves by the end of June "I will be prepared to sit down and eat one in
The CPC 464 was eventually powered by the
The CPC 464 had 3 display modes.
Its sound was supplied using the