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MGT Sam Coupe
1989 - No generation identified
The MGT Sam Coupe is a home computer developed by Miles Gordon Technology (MGT) and was first released in 1989. It was aimed at the home and small business market and was a direct competitor to other home computers of the time such as the Commodore 64 and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. The Sam Coupe featured a Z80A CPU, 512KB of RAM (expandable to 2MB), and a built-in floppy disk drive. It also had a built-in keyboard, and it had a resolution of 256x192 pixels, capable of displaying up to 256 colors. The Sam Coupe was also known for its advanced sound capabilities, it had a built-in sound chip that was capable of producing high-quality sound effects and music. The Sam Coupe had a wide range of software available, including games, educational programs, and productivity tools. It was also popular in the European market, and had a large library of games and software that were developed specifically for the European market. The MGT Sam Coupe was well received by the market, but it was not a commercial success, it was criticized for its high price, lack of popular games, and its late release, which came at a time when the market was already dominated by more advanced computers like the Commodore Amiga and the Atari ST. MGT stopped production of the Sam Coupe in 1991 and the company was liquidated in 1992. The Sam Coupe is now considered a collector's item and is highly sought after by enthusiasts and retro gaming enthusiasts. It is known for its advanced hardware, the large library of games and software, and its unique design.