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No known owners (I still own one | I used to own one). I have seen one.
Search Google or Ebay United States for Philips VG-8000 (more links, auctions & searches)
Other series members
VG-5000, VG-8000, VG-8010, VG-8020.
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Emphasis Gaming, Programming
Software compatibility MSX, MSX-DOS
Timeline Released: 1984
CPU type Z80A
CPU word length 8 bits
CPU clock rate 3.6 MHz
ROM Size 32 KiB
RAM Size 80 KiB
Number of keys 72
Graphics chip TMS-9918A
Graphics modes 256x192, 64x48
Text modes 32x24, 40x24
Total number of colours 16
Sound chip AY-3-8912
Cassette tape speed 2,400 bps
I/O Ports 2x Cartridge, 2x Joystick, Audio output, Bus expansion, Composite video, Parallel, TV output, Tape recorder

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