8-bit color

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8-bit color

The number of colors in a display system. An 8-bit color system may use a total of eight bits per pixel (see indexed color) or eight bits for each red, green and blue subpixel. The latter is also called "24-bit color" or "True Color," which is the minimum number of bits for photorealism. See color depth and bit specifications.
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These programmable pushbutton switches and displays feature a programmable and changeable OLED module with 65,536 colors in 16 bit mode, and 256 colors in 8 bit mode.
The British Ordnance Survey (OS) scans maps between 254 dpi and 400 dpi in a non-compressed TIFF file with 256 colors.
8MB, 5 MB avail, hard drive, 20 MB for full install; for both: 256 colors, CD-ROM drive.
This E5-based approach offers a cost saving alternative to a dedicated LCD controller and a flexible replacement for CPU and controller combinations, and it supports displays with up to 256 colors and QVGA resolution (320 x 240 pixels).
Poor color (8-bit, 256 colors or 16 shades of gray)
0 or later; double-speed CD-ROM drive; 640 x 480 pixel monitor displaying 256 colors (thousands of colors preferred).
1 or higher, 68030 at 25 megahertz or faster, or 68040 processor, 13-inch monitor with 256 colors or better.
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IBM or compatible Pentium processor (700 MHz or greater), 256 MB RAM or greater, 150 MB disk space and 50 MB more during installation, SVGA (800 x 600 or greater) with 256 colors (1024 x 768 with 16-bit color recommended)
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Other outstanding features include 8MB to 72MB of flash memory, 32MB to 128MB of SDRAM, and a display resolution of 2MB supporting 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, and 1280x1024 with 256 colors.