Thomson MO5

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Thomson MO5
Manufacturer Thomson SA
Release date 1984; 33 years ago (1984)
CPU Motorola 6809E @ 1MHz
Memory 32kB RAM, 16kB VRAM

The Thomson MO5 is a home computer introduced in France in 1984 to compete against systems such as the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64. At the same time, Thomson also released the up-market Thomson TO-7/70 machine. The MO5 was not sold in vast quantities outside France and was largely discontinued in favour of the improved Thomson MO6 in 1986. MO5s were also used as educational tools in French schools for a period.

The Thomson MO5 runs on a Motorola 6809E processor clocked at 1 MHz. It originally featured 48kB of RAM, a 40×25 text display, and built-in Microsoft BASIC.

Over 200 pieces of software are known to exist for the MO5.


External links[edit]

  • DCMOTO: PC emulator for Thomson MO5, MO5E, MO5NR, MO6, T9000, TO7, TO7/70, TO8, TO8D, TO9, TO9+ and Olivetti Prodest PC128. Comprehensive software and documentation are also available.
  • MO5 at