List of Z80 Computers and Consoles

List of Z80 Computers and Consoles

Here’s a quick list of the most popular home computers and games consoles that used the Zilog Z80 chip (or a variant in some cases such as the Game Boy). I will add more information to the website on each of these platforms and link to them from here over time.

  • Sega VIC Dual (1977)
  • ColecoVision (1982)
  • ZX Spectrum (1982 onwards)
  • Camputers Lynx (1983)
  • MSX (1983)
  • Amstrad CPC (1984 onwards)
  • MSX2 (1985)
  • Elan Enterprise (1985)
  • Sega Master System (1985)
  • Nintendo Game Boy (1989)
  • Sam Coupe (1989)
  • Sega GameGear (1990)
  • Nintendo Game Boy Colour (1998)
  • Spectrum NEXT (2020)

Let me know in the comments if I’ve missed any!

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6 thoughts on “List of Z80 Computers and Consoles

  1. There was one more Z80 based computer system:
    – Tatung Einstein TC-01

    Technical details:
    CPU: Zilog Z80A @ 4 MHz
    RAM: 64 KB System RAM; 16 KB Video RAM
    Video: Texas Instruments TMS9918 mit 16 Farben, 32 Sprites
    Audio: AY-3-8910, 3 Stimmen und 8 Oktaven

  2. Thanks for the list, but please don’t overlook the various models of Radio Shack TRS-80 computers, beginning in 1977 through I believe at least most of the 1980s. Very popular in their day. Their name TRS-80 came from “Tandy Radio Shack” and the name of the CPU. This series went heads-up with the Apple ][ and the Commodore Pet, before the IBM’s and Macs and orhers showed up years later.

  3. well, if you really want to be picky, the Commodore VIC-20 and 64 have a cartridge with a Z80 so they could run CP/M. The 128 had a Z80 as well. Aslo, the TRS-80s had Z80s.

    The DEC Rainbow 100 line had a Z80.

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