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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
ASCI SystemX
The ASCI SystemX, also called U68 was a single board training system that was used in an educational environment during the early 1980s. It was mounted in a wooden box and covered with a smoke colored plastic lid. When it was closed, all the electronic part was covered, except the 16 key hexadecimal keypad and a seven digit LED display. The main board featured a Motorola 6800 processor and an Exorciser bus connector. Several I/O boards could be connected to the system allowing micr...
SHARP  MZ 80K
The MZ-80K was, alongside the Apple II, the Commodore PET and the Tandy TRS 80’s one of the best known computer in the early 80's. Its name stands for "M" from MICRO and Z-80 from the computer it uses. It has no language in ROM, and BASIC has to be loaded from tape. Sharp called this "clean design", as you could choose what you wanted to put in your computer, the MZ-80K being delivered clean... Th...
RADIOLA VG 5000
Radiola and Schneider became Philips subsidiaries in 1990 when Philips bought the French Schneider TV assembly plant located in Le Mans - the West of France - and then named Radiotechnique (RTC). The Radiola, Schneider and Philips VG-5000 were exactly same machines, apart from the case colour. They were conceived and manufactured in the RTC Le Mans factory and only intended for the French market. At the time, RTC also made the "Minitel", a phone video term...
CZERWENY CZ-2000
Very little info about this computer which came from Czerweny Electrónica in Argentina. The company also supplied parts (transformers, fans...) to numerous computer factories in the world. The CZ-2000 was a pure Sinclair Spectrum compatible system. The motherboard (Issue 4) was imported from Sinclair branch in Portugal. In Argentina Czerweny models competed with Brazilians TK 83, 85, 90x and genuine Sinclair machines, but CZ sold more machines than them...
SONY  Hit-Bit F1XD
This MSX 2 system, is basicaly a Sony HB-F1 with a 3.5" disk drive built-in the case (2DD, 720 KB). The keyboard is quite complete with a numeric keypad and special keys. There is a hardware PAUSE-button which hangs the computer when pressed. The SPEED-CONTROLLER slider (slow-motion) and the REN-SHA-TURBO slider (auto-fire for both joysticks and spacebar) are nice features for playing games. Sadly this computer was only sold in Japan, so it's pretty hard to...
SANYO  Wavy 3
This is apparently a classic MSX 1 computer, though this particular model is quite rare! Its particularity is to have three cartridge slots!...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS-80 Model 200
The Tandy 200 was an evolution of the successful Tandy 100. It offered more RAM and a bigger display. The computer was powered by internal batteries, providing up to 16 hours(!) of use. A lot of utilities were in ROM: a telecommunication program (telcom) which used the built-in modem, MSPLAN spreadsheet (light version of Multiplan), text editor, calendar, address book and BASIC Programming Language. 3.5" floppy disk drives could be connected via the RS-232....
SEGA Teradrive
What a strange computer ! It was built by IBM (like the Atari Jaguar few years later) in Japan for Sega, and was sold only there. It is an IBM PC AT compatible system mixed with a Sega Megadrive (Genesis) console. On the front panel, one can find a Megadrive cartridge slot, two joystick connectors, a reset button, a MD/PC switch, a volume slider, a headphone output, a power button, keyboard/mouse connectors (PS/2) and one...
FRANKLIN  ACE 500
The Franklin ACE 500 was a 100% Apple IIe and Apple IIc compatible computer with a built-in 5.25" disk drive and 256 KB of RAM. It looked pretty much like a black //c, featured all of the standard Apple ports and a better keyboard with a numeric keypad. It was also very similar to the Laser 128 in design and features. The ACE 500 was the last Apple II compatible Franklin manufactured. Its capabilities and abilities were identical to the Ace 2000 series. The...
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...

   LATEST COMMENTS
David Frith
11/20/2019
AMSTRAD  PPC 512 / 640
I remember a 640 coming into our company''s possession in the late 80''s. We ran our business systems on an IBM S/36, and our month end processing took all week-end. I had to drive to the factory 2 or 3 times every month-end weekend to check the processing was OK, and fix any errors if necessary and prod it along again. We had a PC in the systems office with a S/36 terminal emulator in it, and it also had a modem (for sending BACS payments).
So, when we got the PPC640, I was able to transfer the S/36 console to the systems office PC, and take the PPC home, and dial in and use PCAnywhere to run the PC which had the S/36 Console. Absolutely brilliant for its day. What used to take a few hours out of my weekends now took a few minutes. I don''t remember any complaints about the screen.

Lars Vadjina
11/19/2019
ATARI  130 ST - 260 ST
The 260 ST has no build in floppy disc drive. I should know as I was one of the first buyers/owners back in the days. Still own that wonderful machine :-)

Dan
11/17/2019
PHILIPS  VG 5000
The Philips VG 5000 definitely isn''t the first homecomputer by Philips. They had several systems like the P2000 series before the 5000!

Colin Barker
11/17/2019
XEROX  8 / 16
As a working technology journalist I got a 16/8 to test and then write about. The ability to be able to swap between MSDOS and CP/M at will was great. It as an elegant system and came with a cool Xerox printer. I gave it an OK review but argued that people would use either CP/M or MSDOS but not both. The nice people at Xerox never asked for it back so I wrote all my copy on it for the next four years - lucky me!

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


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
ROAD RACE / TENNIS / QUICK DRAW (cartridge #1)
Coleco Telstar Arcade
Coleco - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - car - duel - racing - sport - tennis - wild west
Y˛ MONSTER-LAND (26)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1986
 game - platform
APB - ALL POINTS BULLETIN (PA2042)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Quicksilver Software, Tengen - 1991
 game - car - driving - police
HANGMAN (VIDEOCART-18)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game - hangman - mind games
ATARI BASKETBALL
Arcade
Atari - 1979
 game - basketball - sport
FRIGHT NIGHT
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game -
ELEVATOR FIGHT (07)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - platform
SUPERSPORTIC (PC-501)
Hanimex SD-050/SD-070/SD-090 systems
Hanimex - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - football - hockey - sport - squash - tennis
SPELLMASTER
Cambridge Computers Z88
Computer Concepts Ltd - 1988
 application - wordprocessor
SPARE CHANGE
Sharp X1
Brřderbund Software, Soft Pro International - 1983
 game -
SEA WOLF
Arcade
Midway - 1976
 game - naval battle - shoot them up - submarine
STAR JACKER (G-1010)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
SPACE WAR (VIDEOCART-05)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - duel - space
ELEVATOR PANIC (#12)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch (publisher) - 1984
 game - elevator - platform
SAFARI HUNTING (G-1002)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - hunting - jungle - maze

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Ohio brochure

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
CHALLENGER III

 
Sol Price List

PROCESSOR TECHNOLOGY CORP
SOL - 10 / 20

 
Second 6502

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
Japanese advert

SONY
Hit-Bit F1XD

 
Advert #5

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
Micro7 coverpage (se...

EXELVISION
EXL 100

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
U.S. advert (1979)

INTERSYSTEMS
DPS-1

 
Sticker

REGNECENTRALEN
RC 700 Piccolo

 
US advert, 1981

FRANKLIN
ACE 100

 
French ad (may 1984)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
US advert

SIGNETICS
Instructor 50

 
Advert (february 198...

SMT
Goupil 2

 
816/C version

COMPUPRO
System 816

 
U.K. ad. (Nov. 1986)

AMSTRAD
CPC 464

 
U.S. ad (1983)

BASIS
BASIS 108

 
french advert (1984)

MICRONIQUE
HECTOR HRX

 
Australian advert (j...

MULTITECH
MPF-III/312

 
U.S. advert (1980)

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
U.S. advert (1983)

LNW RESEARCH
LNW-80

 
French advert #3

INDATA
DAI

 
French Advert.

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 310

 
French advert #2

ORIC
ATMOS

 
Advert #2

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
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