Spectravideo SVI 328 is a home computer brought to market in 1984. It has many advanced features, including:
- Z80A CPU running at 3.6 MHz
- 80kB of RAM (of which 16kB for video), expandable to 144kB
- Display capabilities: 16 colors, two text modes: 32x24 and 40x24, two graphics modes with resolutions 64x64 and 256x192 (with color limitations), display chip TMS9918 supports 32 sprites. TV output (RF modulator) and composite monitor port.
- 3 channel sound (mono)
- Stylish built-in 87-key keyboard with numeric keypad, cursor keys and user-definable function keys
- Microsoft Extended BASIC interpreter in ROM
- Cartridge expansion slot for application software, games etc.
- Specialised tape interface
- Two joystick ports for a maximum gaming experience
- A large variety of peripherals including floppy drives, printers, modems, a graphics tablet, 80 character text mode card, hard drives and more
By using the optional 5.25" floppy disk drive you can run CP/M on the SVI 328. Several well known CP/M programs are ported to SVI 328, including dBase II and WordStar.
SVI 328 is actually pretty close to the MSX standard. It was followed by the SVI 728 which is a pure-bred MSX.