The SVI-838, also known as X'press 16, is the last microcomputer produced by Spectravideo (at Hong Kong). Although it was a PC clone, it had the standard sound and video coprocessors of the MSX2, making it a hybrid system. The sales were unimpressive and it is now considered a collectible.
With a SVI-811 adapter, the machine could run MSX1 programs in cartridge.
||Intel 8088 @ 4.77 MHz
||256 KiB—640 KiB (max.)
||128 KiB (V9938); 16 KiB (CGA)
||16 KiB (BIOS)
||mechanic, 83 keys, (PC standard)
||CGA (text: 40×24 or 80×24 rows; graphics: 640×200 pixels, two colours). Yamaha V9938 for MSX2 graphics: 256×212 pixels, 256 colours or 512×212 pixels, 16 colours.
||General Instrument AY-3-8910 (PSG), 3 voices, white noise
||2 joystick ports, TV out, video monitor out, parallel port, serial port, sound out (RCA), cartridge slot, SV expansion slot, 1 ISA slot.
||one or two 5¼" disk drive (360 KiB) (or a drive and a 20 MiB HD)
- SVI-109P: Quickshot IX, joyball (IBM compatible)
- SVI-811: MSX1 Game Adapter (an adapter with a Zilog Z80A UCP and MSX standard joystick ports)
- SVI-812: Multifunctioncard (384 KiB RAM, RS-232C, RTC)
- SVI-813: cooler
- SVI-814P: PAL RF Adapter (to colour TVs or RGB monitor)
- SVI-815: Monitor Cable (D15 to 21 pins adapter, to RGB monitor)
- SVI-816: Monitor Cable (D15 to 8 pins adapter, to digital/analog RGB monitor).