• 1985

Hardware Description

The CPC472 is a modified CPC464 model, created and distributed in Spain by Amstrad's Spanish distributor Indescomp (later to become Amstrad Spain) during a short time in 1985. Its main difference to the CPC464 is a small additional daughter board containing an 8 kb memory chip which is not electrically connected to the machine and consequently not available to the CPU. Its sole purpose was to increase the machine's total memory specs to 72 kB in order to circumvent a steep Spanish import tax on computers containing 64 kB memory or less. Only a month after the CPC472 was released, this tariff was not applied to 64k computers anymore, and production of the CPC472 has been discontinued.