This was a true 16-bit personal computer from Toshiba which employed the 8088-2 (6MHz) 16-bit microprocessor. It was first marketed in 1982.
The PASOPIA 16 consciously attempted to respond to the OA boom of the time by providing the following functionality to enable true Japanese language processing.
- It was equipped with kanji (Chinese character) font ROM --16x16 dots for the display, and 24x24 dots for the printer.
- It provided features like Japanese language messages and Japanese language file names by using the kanji version of MS-DOS.
- It came with an extended BASIC called "T-BASIC 16" with sophisticated kanji/graphics capability.
- It was equipped with the specially developed Japanese language word processing features (and the dedicated keyboard).
- It came with Kanji MULTIPLAN.