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   LATEST ADDITIONS
BANDAI Arcadia
The Bandai Arcadia, is the same system as the Emerson Arcadia 2001, but sold in Japan. Please see this entry for more detailed informations. The Arcadia 2001 clones includes : Advision Home Arcade (France), Bandai Arcadia (Japan), GiG Electronics Leonardo (Italy), Hanimex HMG-2650, Leisure-Dynamics Leisure-Vision, Intercord XL 2000 system, Eduscho / Tchibo Tele-Fever, etc... It...
BANDAI TV Jack 5000
The TV Jack 5000 from Bandai released in 1978 is one of the first cartridge based system from Japan. It's the equivalent of european and american systems like the Hanimex SD-050, Acetronic Color TV Game, Prinztronic Micro 5500, SHG Blackpoint, Binatone Cablestar, Radofin telesports, etc. There have been tons of systems like these. The TV Jack 5000, like all these systems, use cartridges based on General Instruments chipsets which offers different games on each chip. That's why all these sy...
OLIVETTI  A5
Olivetti introduced a mainframe about 1960 which was called ELEA, then in 1965 the Programma 101 - which was probably the world's first real desktop computer. Then a little later they introduced the Audiotronic range of "office computers". The first was the A770, which was replaced by the A7. The A5 was the desktop version. The Olivetti Audit 5 or A5 was largely an electro mechanical computer. It printed via a golf ball typewritter mechanism at the astonishing speed of 16 character per second...
TRIUMPH ADLER  TA-1600
The TA 1600 system was introduced in 1983 at the CeBIT (which was only a part of the "Hannover-Messe" by that time). TA showed a few sample applications and the 1600 family in general. Triumph Adler's hardware included also the 1600/20-3 which was supplied with a permanent-swap-HDD-unit. This unit had a memory/storage capacity of 2 x 8 MB (Winchester technology). Triumph Adler said the system (the 1600) will fit the demand of medium-sized businesses, due to the facts that these companies w...
MIDWICH Microcontroller
Called the Midwich Microcontroller, this British computer was developped to provide a small desktop micro capable of running other equipment throug a variety of interface cards. In 1979 an Italian IC manufacturer designed and began to sell a single board micro system that could be expanded to a full system with a VDU, discs, etc. Called the Nanocomputer, it was manufactured by SGS Ates and one of the distributors in the UK was Midwich. The Nano was somewhat expensive and suffered from a numbe...
RADIONIC Model R1001
This is an extremly rare TRS-80 Model 1 clone, based on an other clone: The Komtek 1 (from Germany). It's equiped with a Level II basic and powered by a Zilog Z80 cpu. _________ Contributors : Incog...
BASF 7100
The BASF 7000 systems are professional computers from Germany. They seem to be based on the Microterm II Intelligent Terminal by Digi-Log Systems, Inc. There were several models in the 7000 serie....
PERTEC PCC 2000
PCC 2000 is a professional computer released in 1978. It was designed in 1978 by Pertec, the company which merged with MITS by the end of 1976. The PCC is conceived as a monobloc machine, where the display and two 8" floppy disk drives are built-in the main case. The mechanical keyboard offers separated numeric and editing keypads. The system is powered by an Intel 8085 microprocessor and offers 64 KB RAM. The whole thing was apparently delivered with an extended Basic language, which has...
UNIVERSUM Multispiel 2006
Basic pong system based on the popular AY-3-8500 chipset from General Instruments....
TERTA TAP-34
TAP 34 is a self design of Terta company from Hungary. Primarily it was designed as a terminal for big computer systems but it was also able to process data alone. The main integrated circuits were assembled in the USSR and in Hungary by Tungsram, but several parts were imported from other countries. The built-in monitor was a DME-28 monochrome CRT made by Orion. This company was famous for its televisions in Hungary and the other KGST countries. The floppy drive attached to the compute...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
CANON  AS-100
The AS-100 is a 16-bit professional computer based on the Intel 8088 CPU. It has 128 KB RAM, built-in speaker, optional 8087 math co-processor and real time clock. The whole system (monitor + disks + keyboard) weights more than 30 Kg! The AS-100 is not a real IBM compatible system. It can use MS-DOS as its Operating System but that's all. The computer can display 25 lines of 80 columns, or 640 x 400 pixels, with 8 colours from a total of 27. The character matrix consists of 9 x 7 pixels. The...
ACT Apricot Xen
Codenamed Candyfloss, this computer was aimed to compete with the IBM PC-AT. It was a multipost system capable of controlling up to 16 stations. Three versions were sold: • Xen FD with 512 KB of RAM and 2 x 720 KB 3.5" FDD. • Xen HD with 1 MB of RAM, 720 KB 3.5" or 1.2 MB 5.25" FDD. and 20 MB HDD. • Xen WS (WorkStation) with 1 MB of RAM and no disk drives. Some Xen systems used a large black external power supply unit weighing at least 2-3 kilos, others featured a built-in one. S...
EXELVISION  Exeltel
In 1986, as the micro-computer market was getting ill, some french manufacturers thought that Telematic was the solution. Oric with the Telestrat, Thomson with the TO-9+ and Exelvision with the Exeltel proposed computers with built-in modems and teletext features. The Exeltel was surely the most innovative of these three systems. It's a "super Minitel" wich can also be used as an answering machine, or can be your children teac...
PRIM 6 VIDEO Jeux TV
This is another "pong-in-a-case" system. You can easily carry this one away to play pong anywhere you want ;-) The design is very sober, only metallic and wooden parts. It looks like it has been made by hand in very limited quantities. The system offers the classic games of the General Instrument AY-3-8500 chipset. The game selection is made through a big knob in the middle of the system. There are also some holes made in the metalic case, to let the sound of the speaker pass through....
EDUCATEL Microlab
The Educatel Microlab is training computer used to learn/teach how the 6809 processor works. It was conceived (?) and used by Educatel, a french correspondence school, for their private courses. For this reason, this computer is pretty rare nowadays. As it was designed to show the user how the microprocessor works, there are red light indicators monitoring the CPU activity and functions. It is also possible to "slow down" the system and follow step by step the instructions being processed. ...
ONTEL Amigo
The Amigo was a system being evaluated by Ontel during 1981 as a new cost reduced system for the very low end. The Amigo was designed originally by a company in Asia. Ontel bought the design and performed some minor modifications. Initially manufactured in Woodbury it was a textbook Z80 design with Intel 82XX peripheral chips, very similar to the Ontel architecture except designed for lowest cost. The system was based on the then advanced Zilog Z80 so it was capable of text editing using th...
SONY  Hit-Bit 201
The HB-201 was the same machine as the HB-101, but with 64 KB of available RAM memory. It was sold in grey or black case color. The 'P' means 'PAL' RGB video output. Peter de Vroomen adds: The great thing about this computer is that it has a PAUSE button, which physically halts the CPU when pressed. Very handy for debugging or cracking programs :). The PAUSE button is that button above the cursor keys. Also handy is the carryi...
IMSAI  VDP 80
The IMSAI VDP-80 was the first commercially succesful business computer, accounting for almost 50% of the store sales where I worked at the time. It was delived with 48 KB or 64 KB of RAM, and newer systems offered the Persci 299, double-sided, double density floppy drives. Both models of Persci (277 or 299) were a dual drive with a shared voice coil positioner in the center. The primary CP/M applications were Electric Pencil or Wordstar which made them a hit in law offices. FMS-80 (databa...
SONY  Hit-Bit F700
The Sony HIT BIT 700f was the successor of the Sony HIT BIT 500. It met the MSX 2 standard. It was sold as a semiprofessional computer; it came with a program on disk called HiBrid, which can be seen as a graphical shell around MSX-DOS. It had a saved CMOS memory, which held time, date, password or screen definition. It also came with a MSX-DOS floppy, the MSX operating system, made by Microsoft, which looks like CP/M.
BRASCOM BR-1000M
The BR1000Ms were Brazilian professional computers. The BR1000M's hardware was the same as Cromemco's, and the so-called BR1000 operating system was in fact Cromix, a UNIX flavor designed to run on Cromemco's hardware. Two models of the BR1000M were available: one with a Z80A processor at 4 MHz, capable of handling up to 4 dumb terminals, one of which was also used as the system console; and a "high end" model with a Z80B processor at 6 MHz, capable of handli...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Bob
11/14/2019
AMSTRAD  CPC 464
I am trying to print out an asci file on an Amsoft CF2 compact floppy disc . Can anyone help ?

MirandaM
11/13/2019
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-150
Matt: the HP150-II was indeed commercialized. I have a complete set as well as the HP150 early two floppy version and the later HD version. Biggest difference is the bigger monitor which was tilteable
for better viewing angle. It also lacked the holes for the infrared system which was placed behind a black transparent rim. The keyboard was much better. It used to be my work station for a fair number of years back then.

alysdexia
11/13/2019
MOTOROLA  WDR-1-Bit Computer
That''s not nesciently built$ you are.
"LCD display": retard

cvxmelody
11/13/2019
CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY CUBIC 99
There is another Apple II clone from Singapore - the LINGO 128 by Limco Products. It has dual 6502/Z80 CPU, RGB, integrated parallel/serial etc. There are at least two models, I have the early one. (The later Mk II has a revised motherboard design, a different case, and requires separate ROM card for Applesoft and DOS 3.3 compatibility) Check out the video I made showing Lingo 128:-
https://youtu.be/I8h_bxqPsMw

Unfortunately I don''t have the compatible detached keyboard, anyone want to sell me one??! Also how to enable the PAL composite colour output?

$_$
11/11/2019
CASIO  PB-770
has a full manual of the casio pb-770

Mike
11/10/2019
ICL  OPD - One Per Desk
So this listing has a slight bug. It says "The system, as did the QL, had basic task-switching - not real multitasking (background tasks didn''t run)..." I didn''t own an OPD but the QL had a true preemptive multitasking OS (i.e. QDOS) and indeed you could exec(ute) a program and it would keep running in the background while you worked in the foreground and you could have many programs running in the background (it was a cool demo to give).

Contrast that with the Mac which started with basic task switching and up until OS X moved the Mac to BSD Unix had a kernel that did cooperative multitasking (i.e. the difference is in preemptive the kernel keeps control and slices up time for each program but in cooperative the kernel gives up control to each program and hopes it gets it back).

vanpeebles
11/10/2019
TATUNG  EINSTEIN TC-01
A new forum has been setup for the Tatung 256 and Einstein, please pop by and say hello! :)

https://www.robheaton.co.uk/tatung/

VP


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
SPINBALL (VT3204)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 game - pinball - vector graphics
BUBBLE TROUBLE (LX216)
Atari Lynx
Lore Design Ltd (developer), Telegames (publisher) - 1993
 game -
NEBULA (09)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - egypt - shoot them up
BLACKTHORNE (32X)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Blizzard Entertainment (developer), Interplay (publisher), Paradox Development - 1994
 game - platform
POLE POSITION (VT3206)
Vectrex
GCE, Namco - 1983
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - car - racing - vector graphics
DARIUS PLUS (NAPH-1009)
NEC Super Grafx
NEC Avenue, Taito - 1990
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up
MINE STORM (VT3000)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - shoot them up - space - vector graphics
SPACE SCOUT (PC/SD-210)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game - shoot them up - space
CLUB DRIVE (J9003E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari - 1994
 game -
ULTRA PONG
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
SUPER NOVA
Tandy TRS-80
Big Five Software - 1980
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - shoot them up - space
EVOLUTION - DINO DUDES (J9006)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Imagitec Design (developer) - 1994
 game - cavemen - puzzle
AIR RAID
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game -
BERZERK (VT3302)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - maze - robot - shoot them up - vector graphics
MEMORY MATCH (VIDEOCART-15)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game - mind games

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French advert (1981)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL II

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
US advert, July 1985

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS-80 Model 200

 
French advert

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE

 
1978 brochure #12

MSI
6800

 
TTX 80 french advert...

BULL
TTX 80 / 85 / 90

 
US advert, Aug. 1983

OSBORNE CORP.
Executive

 
Heath 19 terminal (1...

HEATHKIT / ZENITH
H-89

 
Microsoft advert (19...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
Second 6502

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
French advert#2

COLECO
ADAM

 
Ł99 in January 1982

COMPUKIT
UK-101

 
french advert (april...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
U.S. ad (1983)

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
COMPACT COMPUTER 40 (CC40)

 
Victor ad #3 (1982)

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
French advert (jan. ...

MULTITECH
MPF-1/65

 
French advert

SORD
IS 11

 
Promotional leaflet ...

FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
SuperBrain II advert

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
Brochure

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
US advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000 TX

 
Ontel advert #1

ONTEL
OP-1

 
1978 brochure #13

MSI
6800

 
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