Click Here to visit our Sponsor
The History of Computing The Magazine Have Fun there ! Buy books and goodies
  Mistake ? You have mr info ? Click here !Add Info     Search     Click here use the advanced search engine
Browse console museumBrowse pong museum









 

ZX Spectrum T-shirts!

see details
Ready prompt T-shirts!

see details
Arcade cherry T-shirts!

see details
Atari joystick T-shirts!

see details
Spiral program T-shirts!

see details
Battle Zone T-shirts!

see details
Vectrex ship T-shirts!

see details
Elite spaceship t-shirt T-shirts!

see details
C64 maze generator T-shirts!

see details
Competition Pro Joystick T-shirts!

see details
Moon Lander T-shirts!

see details
Atari ST bombs T-shirts!

see details
Pak Pak Monster T-shirts!

see details
BASIC code T-shirts!

see details
Pixel adventure T-shirts!

see details
Vector ship T-shirts!

see details
Shooting gallery T-shirts!

see details
Breakout T-shirts!

see details





R > RADOFIN ELECTRONICS LIMITED > AQUARIUS 2   


Radofin Electronics Limited
AQUARIUS 2

The Mattel Aquarius II had exactly the same characteristics as its predecessor, the Mattel Aquarius.

Its only enhancements were the RAM (20 KB instead of 4 KB) and the mechanical keyboard. In fact, the Aquarius II only had 4 KB of built-in RAM but was supplied with a 16 KB RAM cartridge extension.

Another difference is that the Aquarius II came with Extended Basic built-in.

Mattel gave up the computer market and sold all the rights and computer stocks to their manufacturer, Radofin, before the Aquarius II was even launched. All the Aquarius II were thus manufactured and sold by Radofin.

A special version of Logo, called Aquarius Logo was developped for this computer.

An Aquarius III was planed, but never saw the light.

__________

Contributors: Jason L.


 

I recently rummaged through my basement and stumbled upon one of these that I''ve owned since it was new! I didn''t remember what it was and was shocked to see that it was such a rare machine...
Unfortunately I only found the machine+PSU and 2 manuals. :(
I don''t really know what to do with it so consider selling it to finance some other project. I''m going to open it up and see how the insides are, but externally it''s almost like brand new from what I can see.
(I hope this site sends notifications...)

          
Monday 30th September 2019
Tom Kollien (Norway)

 

NAME  AQUARIUS 2
MANUFACTURER  Radofin Electronics Limited
TYPE  Home Computer
ORIGIN  U.S.A.
YEAR  1984
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  Microsoft BASIC interpreter
KEYBOARD  Mechanical, 49 key
CPU  Zilog Z80A
SPEED  3.5 mHz
CO-PROCESSOR  2 custom chips
RAM  20 KB (4 KB & extension 16 KB, up to 52 KB)
VRAM  2 KB
ROM  12 KB
TEXT MODES  40 columns x 25 lines
GRAPHIC MODES  80 x 72 / 320 x 192 dots
COLORS  16
SOUND  1 voice (3 voices with the mini-expander)
SIZE / WEIGHT  35 (W) x 20.5 (D) x 5.8 (H) cm
I/O PORTS  Tape, Printer, Expansion bus
BUILT IN MEDIA  None
POWER SUPPLY  External AC adaptor
PERIPHERALS  Mini Expander (2 cartridge ports, 2 joysticks, 2 additional sound chanels), printer, 300 baud modem
PRICE  Unknown



Software for this system!

NIGHT STALKER
1982 Mattel Electronics
 
 
 
game




Please buy a t-shirt to support us !
Ready prompt
ZX Spectrum
Arcade cherry
Spiral program
Atari joystick
Battle Zone
Vectrex ship
C64 maze generator
Moon Lander
Competition Pro Joystick
Atari ST bombs
Elite spaceship t-shirt
Commodore 64 prompt
Pak Pak Monster
Pixel Deer
BASIC code
Shooting gallery
3D Cubes
Pixel adventure
Breakout
Vector ship

Related Ebay auctions in real time - click to buy yours







 
Click here to go to the top of the page   
Contact us | members | about old-computers.com | donate old-systems | FAQ
OLD-COMPUTERS.COM is hosted by - NYI (New York Internet) -