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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
FUJITSU  FM Towns II EX
The Fujitsu FM TOWN II EX is the successor of the FM TOWN II which used an i386SX CPU instead of the i486 DX2. Even if it is fully compatible with all PC compatibles, it was primary designed to be used as a powerful game computer. It has the common characteristics with game consoles like enhanced sound, hardware sprites and scrolling and video modes : it has in fact four video modes : 640 x 480 (1 screen of 16.7 million colors), 512 x 384 (2 screens of 32768 c...
DIGITAL MICRO SYSTEMS DMS-3/F
Digital Microsystems, Inc. was founded by John Torode, a computer science professor at the University of California at Berkeley. John Torode previously built a computer with a friend called Gary Kildall, the 'father' of the CP/M operating system. From 1979 to 1986. Digital Microsystems designed and manufactured microcomputer-based subsystems, computers, and one of the first microprocessor-based local area networks called HiNet. Originally based in Oakland, CA, DMS was sold t...
NEC  PC 8401A
The NEC 8401 A is the second generation NEC notebook portable computer. It is significantly different from the 8201. the 8401 has a 16-line by 80-column fold-up LCD screen, 64K of RAM, and a built-in 300 baud modem, and can be operated using batteries or an AC adapter. It uses the CP/M operating system and has four built-in software packages including Wordstar-To-Go, Calc-To-Go, Telcom (telecommunications utility), and Filer (personal card filing program). BASIC is not included in the system....
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....
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...
NATIONAL CF-3000
MSX 1 computer with 64 KB RAM, two cartridge slots and superimposition feature. The keyboard is separated from the main unit. At the right hand side of the main unit, there is enough room for an optional disk drive. The CF-3300 was a CF-3000 sold with this disk drive already mounted. The brazilian computer Gradiente Expert, is a clone of the National CF-3000....
COLECO  Telstar
The Telstar was the first "pong-in-a-chip" system. Here is what says Leonard Herman abouth the Telstar in its excellent book "Phoenix, the fall and rise of videogames": "Coleco released Telstar in 1976. Like Pong, Telstar could only play video tennis but it retailed at an inexpensive $50 that made it attractive to most families that were on a budget. Coleco managed to sell over a million units that year. Ironically, one reason for the super sales can be traced to a sever...
MISC Arcade video games
Arcade video games have always played a major role in video games history. Technologicaly in advance upon home video game systems, they have inspired generations of game developers. Indeed most of the computer/consoles game library was directly copied from Arcade games. At least until the 90's when home systems began to match arcade systems performances. This was the beginning of the end for the Arcades....
IBM  5140 Convertible
IBM had little luck with it's portable models, and realized to keep up, they needed a laptop. IBM came up with the 5140, it was a laptop that could be converted into a main desktop in seconds. The LCD screen detaches for a color CRT to be attached. IBM didn't sell many of these due to the fact the LCD was not backlit, and conpetition was less expensive. The IBM 5140 was available in two models, the 2 and the 22; the only difference being the 22 came with diagnostics software. IBM saw littl...
MICRODIGITAL Tk-95
The goal with the TK95 was to offer a true Spectrum compatible system with a case and keyboard as strong and convenient as a Commodore 64. The inside of the machine was neverthless quite similar to its predecessor, the TK-90, with some ROM improvements that increased the degree of compatibility and corrected some bugs (ROM No Maskable Interrupt) of the original Sinclair and Timex models. Two BASIC command were added, ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Seawarrior
10/22/2019
TRIUMPH ADLER  ALPHATRONIC PC
My very first programming job, when I was 19, was programming accounts receivable, sales lead tracking, and creating some spreadsheets on a Royal Alphatronic PC in 1986, in Peabody at the New England Home Planning Center, a place that sold modular homes. 33 years later and I''m still hacking. All the coding I did on this thing was in Beginners All Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. I forget the name of the software, but PeachTree rings a bell. Would love to find one on eBay for a trip down memory lane.

Jon W
10/22/2019
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000
My 3rd computer was a Tandy 1000SX, I stated with a Tandy Color Mini MC-10 and then a TRS-80 4P "portable". I have my original MC-10 and a 4P I was given a few years ago. Recently added a Tandy 1000 HD to the collection. The HD was the original 1000 with a factory Hard Drive.

Bob
10/21/2019
IBM  PS/2 Model 25
To Anthony in MISSOURI, I meant! (Sorry, I was still thinking about the wild card game the Brewers should have won!)

Bob
10/21/2019
IBM  PS/2 Model 25
To Anthony B. in Wisconsin. I have an old IBM PS/2 model 25 with learning games, including "your" MATH BLASTER "Rocket Launcher." If you contact me at bdaniels30@excite.com I''ll provide more details and possibly help you obtain a PS/2. Do you also remember Word Munchers, Trash Zapper, and Number Recycler? Those were the days!

Housemartins
10/21/2019
GAMATIC 7600
I have just recently cleaned it up and put it back in operation, very nice machine, robust and reliable.
My contribution is a VIDEO OUT RCA jack in order to be plugged to a monitor or a modern TV:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v$kH6-0FBgE24

Jeff Friend
10/18/2019
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000 TX
My first computer was a Tandy 1000TX in 1989. No HDD, only 640K RAM and a single 1.4mb FDD. I ran everything from a MS-DOS 4.2 DOS prompt. About a year later, I upgraded the RAM to 768K and added a second FDD. This cost me about $2500. I gave that computer away in 1994. I wish I had of kept it...

Rich
10/18/2019
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000 HX
My first Computer $ still running! Looking for parts if anyone has leads! I need the following:

- Plastic cover that slides over the hard card slots
- The door for the Original matching Tandy monitor
- The Original 720K internal 3.5" Floppy Drive

Also interested in any other external accessories!

Thanks


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
TIC-TAC-TOE / SHOOTING GALLERY / DOODLE / QUADRA-DOODLE (VIDEOCART-01)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1976
 game - mind games - noughts and crosses - paint program
CLEAN SWEEP
Arcade
RamTek - 1974
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game -
FLIP OUT! (J9040E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Gorilla Systems (developer) - 1995
 game - puzzle
BLUE THUNDER
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game - helicopter - lightgun - shooting gallery
FUN WITH NUMBERS (TV ARCADE II) (18V401)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - mathematics - mind games
SPACE DESTROYERS (MG1013)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
 game - shoot them up - space
METAL HEAD (32X) (84511)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
CHECKERS (VIDEOCART-19)
Fairchild Channel F
Zircon International Inc. - 1978
 game - board game - checkers
TON TON BALL (19)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - pachinko - pinball
SHOOTING GALLERY
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - lightgun - shooting gallery
DESERT FOX / SHOOTING GALLERY (VIDEOCART-02)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1976
 game - duel - shooting gallery - tank
VOLLEYBALL
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - sport - volleyball
NAVAL BATTLE / BLAST-AWAY / SPEED-BALL (cartridge #4)
Coleco Telstar Arcade
Coleco - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - naval battle - shoot them up
SUPERPONG
Arcade
Atari - 1974
 game - ball and paddle
SURROUND (CX2641)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2
 game - surround

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NEC
PC 8801

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
French advert #2

TRIUMPH ADLER
ALPHATRONIC PC

 
Promo pic #4

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
Memotech leaflet

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
U.S. advert (1980)

HEATHKIT
H8

 
U.S. advert (1982)

NORTHSTAR
Horizon

 
816/C version

COMPUPRO
System 816

 
Japanese Ad

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
Promotional picture

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
Demo tape inlay #2

MICROKEY KFFT
PRIMO A-32

 
French advert (july ...

ORIC
ATMOS

 
US advert, Apr. 1986

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
French advert (janua...

ATARI
VCS 2600

 
Promo picture

TELEVIDEO
TS-803

 
French advert (1981)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
French ad #1

BASIS
BASIS 108

 
French advert

CANON
V-20

 
Advert from New Zeal...

IMSAI
8080

 
French advert (dec. ...

CASIO
FX-702P

 
Apple Logo (1982)

APPLE
APPLE II

 
Wonder Compute

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
US dealer advert

COMMODORE
PET 2001

 
Bit Shopper

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
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