The FM TOWNS II Fresh ・ TV was a computer with built-in television functionality announced and launched by Fujitsu in May 1994. This model was a pioneering “TV computer” because it added a TV to the previous gold-standard FM TOWNS multimedia computer, which was the world’s first computer to come standard equipped with a CD-ROM drive.
The computer housed a stereo sound-multiplex TV tuner, and the TV could be operated with the included remote controller. In the tradition of the FM TOWNS, the FM TOWNS II Fresh ・ TV provided a rich multimedia environment with a 2x CD-ROM drive, high-quality audio capabilities, and a high-resolution Trinitron monitor.
Fujitsu also made the computer ready to use out of the box by including word-processing, spreadsheet, and networking software.
|Memory||6 MB (expandable up to 36 MB)|
|Hard disk drive||170 MB|
|flexible disk drive||Two 3.5-inch drives, three modes*1|
|Optical drive||One CD-ROM drive (2x speed, multisession support)|
|External dimensions [mm]||340 x 360 x 125 (w x d x h)|
|Power consumption||120 W|
Towns system software V2.1
- （*1）Three-mode floppy drive: supports disks in any of three capacity formats: 720 KB, 1.2 MB, and 1.44 MB.
- （*2）OverDrive processor: a replacement processor that increases processing speeds without any special modifications by inserting the processor in the computer’s processor socket. It was possible to boost this model’s CPU performance to that of the 66 MHz i486DX2 processor.