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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
INTERVISION 2001 - Home Video Centre
The Intervision 2001 is one of the many systems "software-compatible" with the Emerson Arcadia 2001. Though, the Emerson Arcadia 2001 is the most popular system of this console group, it was not necessarily at the origin of it. Things must be seen differently. Philips / Signetics developped a hardware platform to demonstrate the possibilities of their Signetics 2650 & 2636 chipsets. Somehow, this hardware was licenced (by Philips?) to many third-companies...
SAMSUNG SPC-1000
The SPC-1000 is a Z80-based home computer from Samsung. This machine was developed in Korea, but built-in BASIC was written by Hudson soft in Japan. Because of its integrated tape recorder design, it looks like MZ 700 series. It has a button 'ILP' on its left side. Pushing ILP button enables this machine to load a new O/S from tape recorder. (This concept resembles MZ 700, too). This machine was quite popular at the first time, but advent of MSX and MSX2 ...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000 HX
The Tandy 1000 HX is a member of the Tandy 1000 series family. See this entry for more info. The Tandy 1000 HX, released in 1987, was designed as another entry level IBM compatible personal computer and the successor to the EX. Like the EX, the HX was a compact computer with the keyboard built into the computer casing. The computer came with an Intel 8088 CPU, 256 KB of memory, and had one 720 KB 3.5" disk drive on the right s...
LUXOR  ABC 800 Series
This computer is the successor of the Luxor ABC 80 There were several successors to the ABC800, most notably the ABC802 with built-in small 9" monitor and the ABC806 with more memory and more advanced 512x240x16 graphics. The ABC 800 series was also sold by Facit under the DTC (DeskTop Computer) name, in a darker enclosure.
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Anonymous contribution: The Luxor I...

COMMODORE  VIC 20
The VIC-20 – a "family" version of the PET series (using the same microprocessor and Basic language) – was the first computer to sell more than one million units. Once dubbed the MicroPET during the 1980 Computer Electronics Show, it later became known as the VIC-20. VIC referenced the VIC-I (Video Interface Chip) chip used for graphics and sound. There does not seem to be any obvious rationale behind the usage of the number 20, other than the fa...
CASIO  PV-1000
Nearly nothing is known about this obscure system. Help welcomed. Apparently Casio released the PV-1000 and a PV-2000 computer in 1983. But both systems are not compatible with each others... Though one may think they are based on the same hardware, they have in fact completely different architecture. The PV-1000 is powered by a Z80A micro-processor. There is only 2 KB RAM available, plus 1 KB devoted to the character generator. The resolution if 256 x 192...
SANYO  Wavy 35
This is a MSX 2+ computer. No great enhancements over the MSX 2, the MSX 2+ has 19268 colors instead of 512, some more graphic / KANJI resolutions and the FM-PAC cartridge is included, providing 9 channels of FM sound without drums or 6 channels FM sound with 5 FM drums. However, the Sanyo Wavy 35 lacked the Sound cartridge but featured the Rensha Turbo, which was a built-in auto-fire system. The repetition speed could be ad...
SMH - ALCATEL ALPHA Plus
This big computer was a wordprocessor system and had everything built-in: monitor, disk-drives and printer. The printer, mounted on top of the case, could print 30 characters per second. The wordprocessor software enabled to define tabulations, paragraphs and left/right margins. All kind of editing functions were available : delete, insert and replace characters, words, lines or paragraphs. Underlining, automatic central adjustment, tables with horizontal and vertical lines were also possi...
MOTOROLA  MEK-6802-D5
This is an educational / training kit for the 6802 CPU, but can also be used as a CPU board in a Motorola EXORciser development system. It has an hexadecimal keyboard and a 6 digits LED screen. The memory size is of 256 bytes plus an optional 1k. The first 128 bytes is in the MC6802 processor and is for user programs. This can be disabled with a wire link if the additional buffers are installed at the edge connector. The other 128 bytes is the MC6810 which was used for the stack and system v...
INTERACT Home Computer System
The Interact computer had a very short life in USA. It had only just got in production when the Interact Co. of Ann Arbor MI, went bankrupt. Several thousand machines were produced though. Some of them were sold by Protecto Enterprizes of Barrington, IL, the liquidator, but the main part was sold by MicroVideo, also of Ann Arbor. Protecto bought lots of back-of-the-magazine ads for years, always printed with "WE LOVE OUR CUSTOMERS". The Interact shipped with 2 joysticks, a built-in tape recor...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Jeremy Barr-Hyde
7/16/2019
FOX Fox-640
Documentation such as manuals and schematics are now available at my blog here: https://jbretro.wordpress.com/2018/09/01/fox-640-computer/

I purchased a complete Fox 640 computer from local seller (Canberra, ACT) who kept all the original documentation, which was scanned and shared above.

Oreste
7/16/2019
PHILIPS  P2000C
Hi. By July 2019 there ist very Mint pc2000c in Sale in willhaben.at (Austria eBay) with loads in Disks ....

Peter Elliott
7/15/2019
ACT Apricot PC
I have a Apricot LS 550 model LV 83741-0 Could it be of use to you guys ? I know nothing about PC !!$$128559$

Ryan Schweitzer
7/13/2019
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-87
The local public safety/911 dispatch center back in the ''80s in my town (Bismarck, ND) had an HP-87 at their dispatch console that was used to control the outdoor warning sirens (for tornado alerts and such) across town. It was loaded with a custom software package for such, IIRC.

GTBZdell
7/13/2019
MAGNAVOX Odyssey˛
I had one of this. It was a great game console. I wish I saved it. Ya know, young and foolish!

GTBZdell
7/13/2019
RCA SuperElf
I learned hexadecimal ml programming on this. Part of high school computer course.

Aaron
7/8/2019
FRANKLIN  ACE 1200
I have a Franklin 1200 and it can put out color its not a monochrome system (the 1000 might have been) although the monitor that came with it is. It however has no graphical capability of its own.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
UFO / SEA MONSTERS / BREAK IT DOWN / REBUILD / SHOOT (MG1010)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - shoot them up - shooting gallery
AIR RAID
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game -
SPACE SLALOM (G-1023)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Orca Corp., Sega - 1983
 game - space
BASEBALL (#2)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch (publisher) - 1981
 game - baseball - sport
ZIPPY RACE (G-1026 / C-26)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Irem, Sega - 1983
 game - motorbike - racing
CHIP'S CHALLENGE (PA2028)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Epyx (developer) - 1989
 game - puzzle
BLOCK OUT (PA2056)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), California Dreams - 1991
 game - puzzle
SPACE WAR (VIDEOCART-05)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - duel - space
PACHINKO II (G-1029)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1984
 game - pachinko
SUPER SKWEEK (PA2100)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Loriciel (developer) - 1991
 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
PAK PAK MONSTER (#6)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1981
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - eat them all - maze
VIDEO OLYMPICS (CX2621)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - ball and paddle - basketball - football - handball - hockey - sport - tennis - volleyball
BRUTAL SPORTS FOOTBALL (JA100)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Millennium, Telegames (publisher), Teque - 1994
 game - sport
DARXIDE (32X) (84580)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Frontier Developments, Sega - 1995
 game - flight sim - shoot them up - space

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French advert #2

ITT
3030

 
Advert #1

SMT
Goupil 3

 
French advert

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM +2

 
French ad (july 1984...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
French advert

XEROX
820

 
Ontel advert #1

ONTEL
OP-1

 
1977 advert #1

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
6800

 
Stupid picture #2

SMH - ALCATEL
ALPHA Plus

 
Brochure

SOCIÉTÉ OCCITANE D'ELECTRONIQUE
OC 2000

 
PC-60

COMMODORE
PC Compatible systems

 
Tandy 1988 catalog

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000 SX

 
Same with a man

OSBORNE CORP.
OSBORNE 1

 
UK advert

MEMOTECH
MTX 500 /512

 
UK advert (Apr. 1986...

RESEARCH MACHINES
Nimbus PC

 
German advert

CASIO
FP 6000

 
English poster

OSBORNE CORP.
OSBORNE 1

 
Advert (june 1982)

SMT
Goupil 2

 
Software catalogue

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
Altair Convention

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Comparison chart

PANASONIC
JD series

 
Advert (january 1982...

SMT
Goupil 2

 
US advert

SIGNETICS
Instructor 50

 
Promotional guide

THOMSON
TO 7

 
French advert (1984)

MILTON BRADLEY
Vectrex

 
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