Amstrad Schneider -  PPC 640


The Amstrad PPC 512 and the later PPC 640, were portable PC-XT clones made by Amstrad. The machines had a keyboard and a monochrome LCD display and could run off of batteries or a 12V power source. Both had one or two double density double sided floppy disk drives, and the PPC640 also came with a modem. Software provided was the PPC Organizer and the PPC640 came with a communications package.

Key difference between the 512 and the 640 was the memory that was built in, and the modem. Both machines had a standard RS232, centronics printer port and CGA/MDA video output. The batteries needed to run the unit were massive, Ten C-size batteries were needed making the machine a power hog.

By Amstrad CPU NEC V30 @8MHz Memory 640K RAM Sound Beeper Sprites none Display CGA/MDA Monochrome Display Chip none Sound Chip none CPU Class 80x86 Developed by Amstrad
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Books & Publications
Collection of books on the CPC 464, 664, 6128 and the plus series
Magazines & Serials
A monthly British magazine dedicated to the Amstrad PCW range of microcomputers.
Monthly magazine, published in the United Kingdom.
Amstrad Computer User was the official magazine for the Amstrad CPC series of 8-bit home computers.
Amtix! magazine was a "monthly software review for the Amstrad computers" published by Newsfield Publications Ltd in the mid eighties.
CPC Magazine
Manuals & Catalogs
Technical manuals for the Amstrad/Schneider CPC 464, 4128, 664, 6128 and the Plus computers.
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