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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
ORMATU ELECTRIC BV Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 2001
The Ormatu 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 around th...
LEMZ Agat
This computer was called "Yablotchko" (small apple) by the westerners as this is a poor copy of the Apple II. And to prove that the Agat is really copied on the Apple, the ROM still has Steve Wozniak's name in memory ! Its operating system and ROM are nearly identical to the Apple II's, but instead of a single board, it uses several chip modules. Agat was produced in a military company based in Moscow called "LEMZ" which stands for "Linozovo (district in Moscow) electronics-mechinical manufac...
KAYPRO Kaypro 2x
The Kaypro 2x was one of the last models Kaypro produced. Size and appearence were the same as the first Kaypro II, but Internal hardware was inspired by the Kaypro 10. It came with a 4 MHz Z80A processor, dual slimline 400 KB floppy drives, a built-in 300 baud modem, two serial ports and a full set of Micropro software (WordStar, CalcStar, DataStar) It is said that Arthur C. Clarke worked in the movie version of "201...
INTERTON Video 3000
One more pong from the famous German manufacturer. This one has no paddles but only two control knobs built-in the system. The case is the same as the one used for the 2800, but compared to that one, two knobs and many options are missing. Well, at least, this system includes a lightgun option. In fact, it's a 2400-like system with the shooting games of the AY-3-8500 chipset implemented. It was designed to be sold worldwide as there are no text but onl...
FUJITSU  FM 16 Beta
The model number was FM-16s, and it was sold in the USA from about 1983 to around 1985. It had dual processors on daughter boards, one with a Zilog Z-80a and the other with an i8086 on a true 16-bit bus. Hard drives were external, connecting through a SCSI host adapter. The machine could have up to 2MB of RAM on a proprietary expansion card, and ran at 8MHz. It had a 640x480 16 color display and 104 keys keyboard. CP/M-86, WordStar, SuperCalc and the C/PM-86 operating system were bundled w...
METROLOGIE  BFM 186
The BFM 186 is a CAD computer. The expansion slots are not compatible with the IBM PC's : they are 16 bit slots contrary to the PC's which are 8 bit. The graphic system of this computer is a bit ugly : it has two video processors, one of them handles a character plane and the other one handles three graphic planes. Each graphic plane has a resolution of 1024 x 1024 pixels but only a part of these planes (960 x 625) can be displayed, moreover, each plan can be zoomed (from 1 to 16) and can scro...
ACORN COMPUTER  Archimedes A3010
The Acorn Archimedes A3000 was replaced by the Acorn A3010 and A3020, two simililar but slightly different models, aimed at the home and educational market. See common features text in A3020 page. For the first time, the A3010 was sold in electrical retail stores, next to the Amiga A1200 and Atari Falcon 030, as well as 486 class PCs which where starting to become popular in UK homes. The Acorn A3010 had two Atari style joystick ports, green functi...
BINATONE Colour TV Game MK 6 (model n░ 01 / 4761)
This pong is one of the many Binatone systems. As its name indicates, it offers 6 games : 4 pong games (squash, squash practice, football, tennis) and 2 shooting games (target, shooting). In order to understand how this system fits into the Binatone pong range, here is simplified list of the systems : TV Master MK IV TV Master 4 plus 2 TV Master MK 6 TV Master MK 8 TV Master MK 10 Colour TV Game Colour TV Game 4 plus 2 Colour TV Game MK 6 Colour TV Game MK 10 The Colour TV Ga...
GEM GEM-2000 / 3000 / 4000
Strange and vaporware (?) computers......
MICROKIT  Vegas 6809
The French electronics magazine Le Haut-Parleur (The loudspeaker) published several articles about how to assemble the first modular computer based on the Motorola 6809 microprocessor. The author of the articles was Christian Tavernier, the computer was thus named "Tavernier". The operating system was Flex, also choosed by SMT Co. for its Goupil II and III which were selected by the French Department of Education as small n...

   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
ZETA 5
Sharp X1
Champion Soft - year unknown
 game -
ZORGONS REVENGE
Oric compatible systems
IJK Software Ltd - 1983
 game - platform - shoot them up
BASEBALL (MG-210)
MPT-02 systems
RCA - 1977
 game - baseball - sport
BREAKOUT
Arcade
Atari - 1976
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - ball and paddle - breakout
TENNIS
GI AY-3-8500 (4 games)
General Instruments - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
ATTACK OF THE MUTANT PENGUINS (J9072E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Sunrise Games (developer) - 1996
 game -
SIMON SAYS
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game -
SARGON
Indata Dai
company unknown - year unknown
 game - chess
BLACKJACK (CX2651)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
 game - blackjack - card game
INDY 500 (CX2611)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - car - racing
CASINO I: ROULETTE / KENO / SLOTS (MG1009)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
 game - casino - roulette - slot machine
MR BOMB
Gakken Compact Vision TV-Boy
Gakken - 1983
 game -
SPACE MOUNTAIN (OM-G003)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Tsukuda - year unknown
 game - shoot them up - space
ANTI-AIRCRAFT
Arcade
Atari - 1975
 game - plane - shoot them up - shooting gallery
SUPER BASIC (23)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 application - basic - programming language

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MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
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SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
816/C version

COMPUPRO
System 816

 
5500 advert (Jan. 19...

I.S.T.C. (INFORMATIC SYST╚MES T╔L╔COM)
5000

 
advert #2

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
French brochure back

ORIC
ATMOS

 
French ad (sept. 198...

MULTITECH
MPF II

 
U.S. advert (1979)

INTERSYSTEMS
DPS-1

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

ACT
Apricot PC

 
U.S. Advert #3 (1979...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
Advert (february 198...

SMT
Goupil 2

 
French advert

CANON
X-07

 
Jacquard brochure #3

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
German Lifleat

SHARP
MZ 80B

 
First advert

OLIVETTI
Programma P101/P102

 
MITS brochure #2

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Sol Price List

PROCESSOR TECHNOLOGY CORP
SOL - 10 / 20

 
Japanese advert

CANON
X-07

 
Wonder Compute

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
Accounting systems A...

OLIVETTI
A5

 
U.S. advert (1982)

LNW RESEARCH
LNW-80

 
U.S. advert (1976)

POLYMORPHIC
POLY 88

 
New Zeland ad. (1980...

ISC (INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS CORP)
CompuColor II

 
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