Thomson MO5

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Thomson MO5
ManufacturerThomson SA
Release date1984; 36 years ago (1984)
Discontinued1986; 34 years ago (1986)
Operating systemBASIC 1.0
CPUMotorola 6809E @ 1 MHz
Memory32 KB RAM, 16 KB VRAM
Graphics320×200 16 colors
SuccessorThomson MO6
Related articlesThomson TO7/70

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 TO7/70 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.[1]

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

Over 200 pieces of software are known to exist for the MO5.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "Thomson MO5". Archived from the original on 4 July 2018.