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   LATEST ADDITIONS
ECD CORPORATION Micromind
The Micromind was a very innovative machine ahead of its time ! But despite the small group working on the machine, prototyping and developing, and pushing the limits of the time, the machine never shipped. Apparently only a few prototypes were produced. Development began as early 1975/1976 but commercial adverts appeared only in 1977. One of the main features of the Micromind was its innovative (for the time) redefinable characters. Up to 120 characters could be software redefined by the ...
SEMI-TECH (STM) PC
This extremely rare computer is Portable PC (IBM compatible) conceived in the same plastic case as the Pied Piper, released by the same company in 1983. This computer incorporates a lot of features in a compact case, which was quite innovative at the time: built-in LCD display, printer, modem, phone and disk drives ! The STM PC is based on an Intel 80186 processor and two quadruple-density disk drives. The processor is faster than the one used in the IBM PC, a...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Goliath
Logical’s Goliath is a server or disk file storage device has it was described at the time. It has a capacity for 10 MByte, 30 MByte or 50 MByte of fixed disk storage and 10 MBytes of removable storage. The unit, which also houses the controller, may have memory ranging from 64K to 256K and capacity for up to 20 terminals. Up to 20 Tina or David computers can link to Goliath as a distributed data processing system. For ...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Adam
The Adam was the first computer released by Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC) in 1975. In 1978 they also produced Tina which stands for "TINy Adam". In 1983 Logical released the David, and the L-XT in 1983. There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythic...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Tina
The Adam was the first computer released by Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC) in 1976. In 1978 they produced Tina which stands for "TINy Adam". It seems to have the same specs as David but with two 8'' floppy disk drives. There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythical story found in the biblical Book of S...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) L-XT
The L-XT was the last computer released by Logical Business Machines, after the Adam, the David, the Tina and the Goliath in 1982. It was announced at the 1983 COMDEX Fall in Las Vegas, and commercially available in March 1984. The L-XT uses a 16-bit Intel 8088 CPU with 192KB RAM, and equipped with a 5.25'' floppy drive unit (320 KB capacity) and a 10 MB hard disk (upgradable to 60 MB)...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) David
The David is not the first computer released by Logical Business Machines. In 1974, LOMAC (Logical Machine Corporation) released the Adam. Some times later they also produced Tina (for TINy Adam). There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythical story found in the biblical Book of Samuel. The David is powered by a 16-bit Intel 8086 CPU w...
GESPAC Gescomp 720 / 730
GESPAC SA was a Swiss company who designed the G-64/96 Bus in 1979. This interface bus concept provides a simple way to interface microprocessor modules with memory and peripheral modules on a parallel bus. The G-64/96 Bus uses a simple, yet modern and powerful interface scheme which allows a higher level of functionality from the single height Eurocard form factor. The low overhead of the G-64/96 Bus interface greatly eases the design of custom boards by the User. This is why, even many year...
WELECT  W86
The W86 is a french computer released in 1983 by Welect. It's the second computer released by Welect after the W80.2. The W86 is powered by an Intel 8086 (hence its name) to catch up with the IBM PC compatible trend of the moment and is thus able to run MS-DOS. But the W86 is also equipped with a Z80A to also be CP/M 86 compatible. It's thus an hybrid machine typical of the mid-80s when the professional industry was moving from CP/M to MS-DOS. There are 128...
SMOKE SIGNAL CHIEFTAIN COMPUTERS The Chieftain 9822
In 1978, Smoke Signal Chieftain Computers (SSCC) released their first computer: The Chieftain, followed in 1980 by the Chieftain Business System, an update to the original Chieftain. At the start of 1982, the company introduced the Chieftain 9822, an update to the Business System featuring the same processor and static RAM options, as well as the same nine-slot bus equipped with the first two Chieftains. The system could be equipped with either two 8-inch or two 5.25-inch floppy drives and...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
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....
ALEX Video Spiel TG-621
A classic german pong system which uses the GI AY-3-8500 chip, thus playing the 4 basic pong games. No shooting games here... Something rare for that time, the two tiny controllers are not hardwired to the system. This means that when one of them died, it wasn't necessary to change the whole system. The shape of the case is weird. It looks like a case conceived for a small computer. Indeed there's enough room for a small keyboard instead of the actual panel control, and the bulk at the back c...
FUJITSU  FM 11 EX
The FM-11 was announced as a higher-end model of the FM-8 in November 1982, simultaneously with the mass market FM-7 machine. The FM-11 series was intended to be used in offices. FM stands for "Fujitsu Micro". Japanese characters can be displayed within a 16 x 16 pixels matrix. Several FM-11 models were marketed: - FM-11 EX (1982): 6809 & 8088 microprocessors - FM-11 AD (1982): 6809 microm...
KAYPRO Kaypro 1
The Kaypro 1 wasn't the first computer Kaypro launched, but quite one of the last ones. When the company started getting strapped for money they changed the model name of some of their previous systems, modified the case design, added some minor hardware improvements and launched them as new models. The Kaypro 1 was thus no more than a rebadged version of the 2X model which was itself a light evolution of a previous version called 4'84! The main difference between the 1 and 2X versions...
APPLE  Apple II clones
This page is dedicated to all the unclassifiable Apple II compatible computers. There were numerous models, mainly produced in the Far East, but also in Europe, the USA and South America. Some of them bore exotic names like Lemon, Orange, Peach or Pineapple, while other were simply no-name systems. In most cases the mainboard and the case were pretty similar to that of the original Apple II. However, the manufacturers often attempted to offer an additional technica...
NEXT COMPUTERS  NeXT Cube
What a mythical and powerful computer!! When Steve Jobs left Apple, he decided to create the best computer possible ! The result is the NeXT. This prodigious computer impressed a lot of people when it was presented! Its technical features, its object oriented operating system and its graphical interface, even its black case were very far from the standards (remember how many black-cased computers there were in 1988: not many)! And NeXTStep is always considered as a reference. It was sold ...
LEANORD  Elan
This Elan Challanger was probably one of the last computers made by Leanord before the company was bought by Siemens in 1989. It is a standard AT compatible system. Although the hardware design was similar to some Bull Micral PC series: a passive backplane on which are connected several system boards, The Elan was developped fully by Leanord's design team, based in Haubourdin near Lille city. Two utility programs delivered along with MS-DOS allowed to switch the CPU speed between 8.77 and...
ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS ACS-186
The Altos 186 was based on the "brand new" 16-bit iApx 186 CPU, in fact the (sometimes called "Lost Generation") Intel 80186. Compared to the previous Altos models, the new design made it less bulky. The main unit is at last smaller than the keyboard or the monitor. The main unit houses a 720k 3.5" disk-drive and a 10 MB hard-disk. ...
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-200LX
It was either a PC-XT you can fit in your hand, or a "PDA" that also happened to run countless DOS programs. The PIM software was very powerful and comprehensive, included the usual address Book, Appointments, and Notepad / Memo capabilities, as well as a Database program. Plus, Pocket Quicken, Lotus 123, and cc:Mail. Also has a "Filer" program for file management, LapLink to connect with a desktop system for file transfer, and a Data Comm program for connecting to online services, and...
PRIM 6 VIDEO Jeux TV
This is another "pong-in-a-case" system. You can easily carry this one away to play pong anywhere you want ;-) The design is very sober, only metallic and wooden parts. It looks like it has been made by hand in very limited quantities. The system offers the classic games of the General Instrument AY-3-8500 chipset. The game selection is made through a big knob in the middle of the system. There are also some holes made in the metalic case, to let the sound of the speaker pass through....

   LATEST COMMENTS
Daniel Shaffer
2/5/2023
ACCESS COMPUTER  ACCESS Computer
I also have an Actrix (Access Matrix) computer in my closet. I bought it in early 1983 as my first computer and it served me well. I was doing long-term consulting work in two different locations, so its all-in-one functionality came in very handy. With its built in printer and modem, it provided me with what was essentially a mobile office. I bought a padded case to protect it and checked it in as luggage on flights. Not long after purchasing the Actrix, I opted for a factory upgrade that added an Intel 8088 CPU, double-sided floppy drives, and a 256K memory chip that could be used as a RAM drive C:. The Actrix would boot into CPM or DOS depending upon which system was detected in Drive A. In MS-DOS mode, I was able to run Lotus 1-2-3. Using the memory chip as a RAM drive speeded up recalculations immensely. Being able to print out reports and graphs wherever I happened to be was very empowering. In addition, the Actrix provided me with an introduction to computer games like Rogue and Ladders. Eventually, I purchased a Zenith desktop computer for home office use (with a 5 Megabyte hard drive!) but continued to use my Actrix on the road. All in all, the Actrix was a great investment at the right time.

Colin Skears
2/5/2023
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
As a small business we purchased a new Sirius ACT 1 with 10Mb hard drive in 1983 and we had a custom program written in Ashton Tate Dbase 2. We later added a new floppy verson as a slave and later still 2 more second hand from British Rail Derby works. They were brilliant and reliable machines that served us well until 1998 when we went IBM compatible 386 and converted the software to Dbase 3. The 10Mb hard drive Sirius 1 never received the praise it deserved.

Joscelyn
2/5/2023
CASIO  FP 6000
Hi Polyfusion, you have mail... Cheers

vidsquid
2/4/2023
NEC  TurboGrafx-16/Turbografx
A very underrated console for sure. There''s not a huge library of games for it, given the limited lifespan of the console. But there''s also not a lot of duds in the library, which is something that longer lasting consoles like the NES, Sega Master System and the Atari 2600 cannot say.

Jon Meads
2/1/2023
MIT Whirlwind
One of the last programmers of the Whirlwind. One of the developers of the Carol Burnett segment, "What''s in The Stars", that was generated using the Whirlwind and the 35mm camera that was one of the Whirlwind''s display peripherals.

Tristram Brelstaff
1/28/2023
SHARP  MZ 80K
My first proper computer. Built like a tank (well compared to the Sinclair ZX80). Felt like I could roll it down stairs and it would still work. Came with a booklet listing the ROM. You could follow step by step through the code and see how it read commands from the keyboard, displayed characters on the screen and loaded data from the tape drive. I learnt Z80 assembler programming on it. I also learnt Pascal using a neat little compiler from a company in Swindon I cannot remember the name of. You could inspect the compiler output to see how it implemented loops, subroutine calls, etc. This computer opened up possibilities to me that I hadn''t even dreamt of before. Two years later I had an MSc degree in Computing. Exciting times.

Joseph Linington
1/26/2023
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000 TX
I had a Tandy 1000TX that my father bought in 1987 and was our family computer until 1991-1992. It was a very weird machine built on the Tandy 1000 XT platform with only support for 640k ram plus 128K extra video ram, no support for extended memory and only 8 bit ISA slots. All of this even though the TX had an 8Mhz 80286 processor. By the end of it''s life with me we had added a second floppy and a 20MB hardcard. The machine came with Dos 3.2 and did not have Dos or DeskMate in ROM like some of the earlier Tandy 1000''s.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
HOVER STRIKE (J9009E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
CHAMPIONSHIP LODERUNNER (C-57)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Brřderbund Software, Sega - 1985
 game - platform
SUPER TANK (C-66)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1986
 game - shoot them up - tank
ASTRO COMMAND (#9)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1983
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up - space
I-WAR (J9043E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Imagitec Design (developer) - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
CHEMISTRY MATH (26-3708)
Tandy TRS-80 PC-2
Tandy - 1982
 application - chemistry - mathematics - science
SUPER BASIC (23)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 application - basic - programming language
DAI-PACMAN
Indata Dai
Dainamic - 1983
 game - eat them all - maze - pac-man
DARIUS PLUS (NAPH-1009)
NEC Super Grafx
NEC Avenue, Taito - 1990
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up
SMASH
Odyssey 200
Magnavox - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash
PINBALL (MG-205)
MPT-02 systems
company unknown - year unknown
 game - pinball
SUPER BURNOUT (J9052E )
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Shen (developer), Virtual Xperience - 1995
 game - motorbike - racing
DOODLE
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 application - paint program
SUPER ASTEROIDS AND SUPER MISSILE COMMAND (PA2093)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1995
 game - shoot them up
SAFARI HUNTING (G-1002)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - hunting - jungle - maze

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TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
Japanese advert. #2

TOSHIBA
HX-10 (Pasopia IQ)

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

SORD
M203 Mark II

 
Promotional leaflet ...

VICTOR
HC-6

 
US advert, Feb 1982

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-85

 
Promo brochure - rec...

WICAT
150

 
Advert (june 1982)

SMT
Goupil 2

 
OEMs Wanted

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
ACS-580

 
French ad (dec. 1985...

ATARI
520 / 1040 STf / STfm

 
U.S. ad. June 1983

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
French advert (1984)

KAYPRO
Kaypro 10

 
Zeus family specific...

OSM COMPUTER CORPORATION
Zeus 4

 
Savla PC1 advert

COMX WORLD OPERATIONS LTD
COMX 35

 
Amiga posters

COMMODORE
AMIGA 1000

 
U.K. ad. (Nov. 1986)

AMSTRAD
CPC 464

 
German advert

BIT CORPORATION
BIT 60

 
French ad (may 1984)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
French leaflet

SANYO
MBC-55x

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
Promotional picture

ROWTRON
Television Computer System

 
Early advert (novemb...

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
french advert (jan. ...

RAIR MICROCOMPUTER
Black Box

 
Japanese ad

FUJITSU
FM 11 EX

 
U.S. advert (1982) #...

COMMODORE
C64

 
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