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|Also known as||M-1000|
|Manufacturer||APF Electronics Inc.|
|Type||Home video game console|
|Release date||October 1978|
|Units sold||Around 50,000 at a minimum|
|CPU||Motorola 6800 (8 bit) @ 0.895 MHz (3.579 MHz oscillator divided by 4)|
|Memory||1 KB RAM|
|Graphics||256 x 192 (8 colors)|
|Power||7.5 V AC 0.8 A or 12 V DC 0.5 A|
|Predecessor||APF TV Fun series|
The APF Microcomputer System is a second generation 8-bit cartridge-based home video game console released in October 1978 by APF Electronics Inc. with six cartridges. The console is often referred to M-1000 or MP-1000, which are the two model numbers of the console. The APF-MP1000 comes built-in with the game Rocket Patrol. The APF-MP1000 is a part of the APF Imagination Machine. The APF-MP1000 and the APF Imagination Machine were developed in part by the noted engineer Ed Smith.
- CPU: Motorola 6800 (8 bit) @ 0.895 MHz (3.579 MHz oscillator divided by 4)
- RAM: 1 KB
- Video Display Controller: MC6847
- Palette : 8 colors
- Resolutions: 256×192×4 / 128×192×8
- Power Supply: 7.5 V AC 0.8 A or 12 V DC 0.5 A
|MG1009||Casino I: Roulette/Keno/Slots|
|MG1003||Hangman/Tic Tac Toe/Doodle|
|MG1010||UFO/Sea Monster/Break It Down/Rebuild/Shoot|
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- "APF MP-1000 Game Console Programming"
- APF MP-1000 page at Old-Computers.com museum
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