The Sharp X1 Twin was a Japanese PC made by (who else?) Sharp in April of 1989. Technical details are sparse, but it definitely wasn't a 286. With a nice black finish (and one of those neat twirly Mac-like keyboard cords), the X1 Twin was set vertically, uncommon back then for a personal computer. And much like a C64 and its brethren, you could use it on your TV.

The greatest part about the X1 Twin (and the only reason I'm writing this node) is that with a flick of a switch, you could play PC Engine (TG16) games. Just insert the game card and off you go. Sharp even made sure to include a gamepad.

And like any other really cool thing, Sharp made a limited number of them. When will people learn that consoles and computers don't mix?!

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