CPC464 Launched in a Blaze of Publicity (CPC464 User)
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Over 400 journalists packed the Great Hall of London's historic Westminster School, on April 10th and 11th to hear what Einstein, Ravel, Archimedes, Monet and Shakespeare had to say about Amstrad's new personal computer.

The namesakes of these very famous people had been found through extensive research and they were invited to demonstrate the CPC464's abilities.

They, each with the help of a CPC464 and some ingenious programming by Amsoft, performed admirably. Einstein proved that E did equal MC2, Ravel played the Bolero from graphically displayed sheet music, Archimedes demonstrated a rather risque version of the displacement of water, Monet showed a digitised picture of his namesake and Shakespeare showed how easy writing Hamlet could have been with a word-processor package. The audience was clearly impressed.

No sooner had Fleet Street gone to press, than the Switchboard was busy with customers eager to be pointed in the direction of their nearest Amstrad stockist.

At the press conference, Amstrad had indicated that supplies of the computer would be in the shops by the end of June.
Bill Poel (General Manager of Amsoft) was so confident he was reported by Your Computer as saying “I will be prepared to sit down and eat one in Trafalgar Square if it's late”. Despite the dubious but extensive publicity this would have achieved, Mr. Poel's gastric juices were not troubled.

CPC464 USER (8/1984)

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L'Amstrad CPC est une machine 8 bits à base d'un Z80 à 4MHz. Le premier de la gamme fut le CPC 464 en 1984, équipé d'un lecteur de cassettes intégré il se plaçait en concurrent  du Commodore C64 beaucoup plus compliqué à utiliser et plus cher. Ce fut un réel succès et sorti cette même années le CPC 664 équipé d'un lecteur de disquettes trois pouces intégré. Sa vie fut de courte durée puisqu'en 1985 il fut remplacé par le CPC 6128 qui était plus compact, plus soigné et surtout qui avait 128Ko de RAM au lieu de 64Ko.