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The board will be launched around the same time that Amstrad plans to announce its own PC compatible business system (see Popular Computing Weekly, December 5).
"The MSDOS board will run in conjunction with our own memory expansion board, which will also be launched early next year," said Nigel Sinclair of Screen Micro. "It will mean that anyone with an IBM in the office can rim programs on their Amstrad at home.
"So far, all the software we've tested run perfectly on the board, with the exception of Flight Simulator. But it will run Lotus 1-2-3, Dbase II and Symphony."
The MSDOS board, memory expansion board and 6128 combination will compete with Amstrad's own PC compatible. Screen Micro hopes to be able to price the MSDOS processor board at around £299. Its expansion board (which also runs on the CPC 464 and 664) will be offered in configurations of 64K from 64K up to 512K. and includes a resident machine-code monitor, a 32K printer buffer, and an extra 22 Basic sub-set instructions. Prices for the expansion range from £99 (64K expansion) up to £159.95 (512K).
The company also plans a hard disc and controller for the 6128, and a disc drive for £399.
Further details from Screen Micro, 6 Main Avenue, Moor Park, Northwood, Middx (09274 20681).