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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
DATA SOFT  PCS 80
The Data Soft PCS 80 is the french version of the IMSAI PCS 80. See this entry for more info....
OHIO SCIENTIFIC  CHALLENGER II
This computer is based on the MODEL 500 CPU board. It is actually a Super Kit (see Model 500) assembled with a cassette interface and a keyboard. OHIO Scientific presented two enhanced versions of the Challenger IIP : the Challenger II Disk Systems and the Challenger III. The Disk System version came with 16 KB of RAM (expandable to 192 KB)instead of ROM BASIC and one or two 8'' F.D. drives. The disk BASIC was automatically loaded ...
TELEVIDEO  Personal Mini PM/4T
The Mini PM/4T was the multi-user version of the Televideo PC compatible. A video terminal was used for interfacing directly to the system. The InfoShare Operating System can run many multi-user programs or execute most single-user MS-DOS programs. The PM/4T can be linked to up to four computers (PCs or Televideo's PM Workstation [a terminal]). It was sold for $6000, and a 16-user version was available at $9000. A $99 card was required to connect each PC to the system.
SANYO  MBC 4000 - MBC 4050
The Sanyo MBC-4000 series succeeded to the MBC-1150. It was the same all-in-one system including one (MBC-4000) or two (MBC-4050) 5.25" floppy drives, a monochrome display and a very complete keyboard. It featured a true 16-bit Intel 8086 CPU and shipped with the CP/M-86 operating system as well as a Basic interpreter and a spreadsheet called Goal. MS-DOS 2.11 was also available on this machine. Thanks to
MSX  MSX Turbo R
Here is the last MSX computer ever made. It is the successor of the MSX 2+ and thus has many characteristics in common. New features include: a new PCM sound chip which can produce digitized sound up to 44 KHz (in assembly language) and a new Z80 downward compatible R800 processor. The user can select the CPU (Z80 or R800) by software. Panasonic was the only company to produce MSX 2 Turbo R systems: the FS A1. Two versions of the FS A1 were presented, the
TONEL PC
The TONEL PC is another system based on the Lambda 8300 but marketed by another third company. It's a Sinclair ZX-81 with more RAM (2 KB!) and a "better" keyboard... We don't know exactly where this system was distributed and what was the real name of the brand... See Lambda 8300 entry for more info....
CASIO  PV-16
This MSX system has only 16 KB and one cartridge slot. It is basicaly a Casio PV-7 with 16 KB RAM. Hopefully an expansion unit (KB-7) was available and added two catridge slots and more memory (8 + 16 = 24 KB) to the PV-16. The chicklet keyboard is very poor and to small to do anything with it. There are big arrow keys on the right hand side of the keyboard arranged in circle. The whole pad is called "Joypad 1" and emulates a joystick inserted in port #1. T...
DRAGON DATA LTD  Dragon 64
The Dragon 64, launched in 83, was exactly the same computer as the Dragon 32, except that it had 64k RAM instead of 32k, an OS9 operating system and a RS232C connector. The Extended Basic has been modified to provide RS232 I/O calls, to remove the USR bug present in the Dragon 32 ROM and to add calls allowing the additional interpreter to be invoked. This second interpreter was the same Extended Basic re-compiled to run from a higher memory address and store...
R.F.T. KC 85/3
The KC 85/3 was the successor of the KC 85/2. Improvements over the old system were more free RAM for programs (30 Kb instead of 18 Kb), a larger ROM (16 Kb over 4 Kb), which included the Basic interpreter (with the KC85/2, you had to load it from tape). Both CAOS and Basic interpreter also had some new commands, especially for graphics management but the Basic remains fully compatible with the 85/2 version. _____ Info provided by Stefan Goehler....
COMPUTER & ELECTRONIC SYSTEM  ATHENA
The Athena used the NSC 800 microprocessor which was a low consumption version of the Zilog Z80. The computer had a battery which allowed it to be used for two hours or six hours in "awake" state. Apparently it was the first "clamshell" laptop computer to be exhibited, but never went into production. It was designed by David Mitchell....

   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
ANIMACTION (VT3604)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 misc - animation - vector graphics
CHAMPION KENDOU (C-67)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1986
 game - kendo - martial arts - sport
SMASH
Odyssey 200
Magnavox - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash
HOCKEY / TENNIS / HANDBALL / TARGET (cartridge #2)
Coleco Telstar Arcade
Coleco - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - handball - hockey - shooting gallery - sport - tennis
ULTRA VORTEK (J9082E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Beyond Games (developer) - 1995
 game - 2d - beat 'em up
CRIMSON
Sharp X1
Xtalsoft - 1988
 game - role playing game
ALIEN VS PREDATOR (PROTOTYPE)
Atari Lynx
Activision, Images Software - year unknown
 game - first person shooter - prototype
STAR CASTLE (VT3109)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 game - shoot them up - space - vector graphics
SKY KID (29)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Namco - 1986
 game - shoot them up
KUNG-FU MASTER
Arcade
Irem - 1984
 game - beat 'em up - martial arts - platform
MAGIC NUMBERS / MIND READER / NIM (VIDEOCART-08)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - mind games
SIMON SAYS
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game -
STUNT CYCLE
Atari Stunt Cycle (model SC-450)
Atari - 1977
 game - motocross - motorbike - stunt
BATTLEZONE 2000 (PA2088)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Hand Made Software (developer) - 1993
 game - 3d - shoot them up - tank
CHOMP
Exidy Sorcerer
Global Software Network - 1981
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - eat them all - maze

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ACE 1000 advert(1982...

FRANKLIN
ACE 1000

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

SAGE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
Sage II

 
French advert (june ...

THOMSON
TO 7

 
Advert #2

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
US advert

COMMODORE
SX/DX 64 - Executive computer

 
German leaflet #1

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
Japanese advert

NEC
Compo BS/80

 
1976 Xmas catalog

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
French ad #3 (1984)

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
1980 Coleco catalog

COLECO
Telstar Colortron

 
French ad (dec.1983)

TELEVIDEO
TS-803

 
French ad (dec.1983)

SPECTRAVIDEO
SV 318

 
Promotional picture

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
Last sales

DRAGON DATA LTD
Dragon 64

 
U.S. advert (1982)

APPLE
APPLE III

 
French ad (dec. 1986...

MULTITECH
Microkit 09

 
Brochure

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
Seequa ad (Jun. 83)

SEEQUA
CHAMELEON

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
promotional picture

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Aquarius

 
French advert

AI ELECTRONICS
ABC 26

 
US advert, Oct. 1981

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
French advert #4

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE

 
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NORTHSTAR
Horizon

 
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