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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 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 is 128 KB...
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...
BRIDGE COMPUTER COMPANY Bridge 3C
The Bridge 3C seems to be a rebranded InterSystems DPS-1 computer sold with Televideo terminals. Apparently the Bridge 3C was delivered with the following software: CP/M 2.2, BMATE word processor, R80 RATFOR preprocessor, FORTRAN compiler, Enhanced FORTRAN, Pascal-Z and C compiler. The following extensions/options were advertised for the Bridge 3C: - FPP: system calendar, 3 interval timers, one additional serial port, and a 9511 floating point processor wi...
OSM COMPUTER CORPORATION Zeus 3X
OSM Computer Corporation, based in Santa Clara California, produced several multi-user CP/M computers called Zeus. The Zeus 3X was released in 1983, and is a natural follow-up of previous systems: Zeus, Zeus II, Zeus 3. The Zeus 3X was available as the same time as the Zeus 4, in which it differs in some features (more users, more memory, tape drive, real time clock, etc.) making it more suited for larger companies. The OSM Z...
OSM COMPUTER CORPORATION Zeus 4
OSM Computer Corporation, based in Santa Clara California, produced several multi-user CP/M computers called Zeus. The Zeus 4 was released in 1982, and is a natural follow-up of previous systems: Zeus, Zeus II, Zeus 3 and Zeus 3x. The OSM Zeus 4 is a Z80 based multi-user computer that supports a single hard drive (from 6 to 25 Mb) and up to 8 users (4 on first models) via dumb terminals plugged into RS232 ports. The ports ...
OSM COMPUTER CORPORATION Zeus
OSM Computer Corporation, based in Santa Clara California, produced several multi-user CP/M computers called Zeus. The first Zeus system was released in 1981. It looks like a mini-computer with a fairly big case that can house mutimple user boards. Each user has a dedicated Z80A-base-single board that fits into the system mainframe. The modular, stackable system can expand up to 64 users. To add a user, you need a dumb terminal and a user "microcomputer" module added into the mainframe. ...
ALSPA COMPUTER ACI-1 / 2
The Alspa ACI-2 is an integrated CP/M system. The chassis houses one 8” full height floppy drive (the ACI-1) or two half-height drives (making it an ACI-2). While the machine at first appears to be an external drive box, there’s a single-board Z80 computer mounted below the disk drive(s) that provides for a full, integrated CP/M system. The ACI-2 single-board computer includes a 4 MHz Z80, 64K of dynamic RAM, boot ROM, a double density floppy controller, three 8251A serial ports, and optio...
SYSTEMS GROUP System 2800
The System 2800 is a family of 8 bit multi user microcomputers released by Systems Groups in 1980. The systems are housed in a single desk top or rack mounting cabinet which contains an eight slot S100 bus motherboard, the central processing system and either one disk drive and a tape cartridge backup ot two disk drives. The various models in the family are differientated by the combination and number of disk drives and tape backing stores whith which they are supplied. The basic model...
FUJITSU  FM-X
The Fujitsu FM-X is one of the first MSX models to be released, and the only MSX computer ever made by Fujitsu. Indeed Fujitsu had another competing computer range which was quite successful, in the form of the FM-7, FM-8 and FM-77, and which were based on a Motorola 6809 processor. Thus Fujitsu didn't really insist in producing other MSX models. The FM-X has only 16 KB of RAM, 1 cartridge port ...
VICTOR HC-6
The HC-6 is the second MSX computer from Victor/JVC (after the HC-5). It is in fact essentially a rebranded Yamaha YIS-503 or CX5 computers without SFG music module and MIDI capabilities. The main feature of the HC-6 was the possibility to add a superimposing adapter module (HC-A602S) which can be used to display computer generated graphics on top of videos ! Look at the adverts for examples. This machine was only sold in the Japanese market....

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PHILIPS  Videopac G7000
Magnavox (which merged with Philips in 1974) released the Odyssey² in 1978 to compete with brand new cartridge based video game systems like the Atari VCS, RCA Studio II or Fair-Child Electronics Channel-F. The Videopac G7000 is the european version of the Magnavox Odyssey². It was sold by Philips and was only available in Europe. Other brands...
NEC  PC-88 VA 2
There were 2 product lines in NEC personal computers. PC-98xx (16bit) series for business, and PC-8xxx (8bit) series for home-entertainment. The PC-88VA 2 was a PC-8xxxx series machine but also had V30 complatible mode, called V3 mode (the NEC V30 cpu was upper compatible with the Intel 8086). Thus, tough it was designed for home entertainment, the PC-88 VA /2 could be used for businesses. PC-88VA /2 was one of the highest performance machine in 1987. Especially, its graphic features were ...
KONTRON  PSI 80
This computer was also known as the Kienzle CC-9010, sold by Kienzle Computer GmBh. (Germany). The PSI-80 can be used in a multi-user (up to 16 terminals) configuration through Kobus, a coaxial network developped by Kontron. Several models were launched (with 32kb, 64kb or 128kb RAM). Microsoft BASIC is given with the 64kb and 128kb models. This BASIC interprets the statements as they're typed, so lines with syntax errors couldn't be entered. The upper 64kb (on the 128kb model) are used ...
SPECTRAVIDEO  SVI 728
Spectravideo was the only american MSX manufacturer, but they were later bought back by their manufacturer based in Hong-Kong. For their first computers, the SV-318 and 328, Spectravideo asked naturally Microsoft to develop a Basic. Then, when Microsoft developped the MSX Basic, they used their previous work with Spectravideo. That's why there's always been a rumour saying that the SV-318 and 328 were
SANDS 3000
Little is known about this small pong system made in Hong Kong. It seems to be a classic pong system with 4 pong games. Games selection is made through a small dial in the middle of the case. Switches are used to choose different functions. The two controllers (sliders) are detachable. ________ Contributors : Grant Meredith...
LAMBDA ELECTRONICS LTD PC 8300
The Lambda 8300 is basically a ZX-81 clone. Made in Hong-Kong (by Lambda Electronics LTD? DEF?), it was designed as a cheap computer for initiation and was licenced to many companies throughout the world. This explains why the same computer can be found under many different brands and names (DEF 3000, Power 3000, Basic 2000, Basic 3000, PC 2000, PC 8300, Marathon 32K, IQ 8300, Futura 8300, Your Computer, etc.). But on all mainboards is written a generic "PC 8300"...
APPLE  Macintosh Color Classic
The Macintosh Color Classic (aka Performa 250) had same footprint as the original Macintosh. It was the first mac using a 10" (9" viewable) colour monitor (Sony CRT) and the last of the original all-in-one Macintosh line to be sold in the US market. Its main board had the same design as the Mac LC II, featuring a 16 MHz 68030 CPU. Sadly, its address bus was limited to 16 bit and allowed only 10 MB of maximum RAM. The Color Classic could emulate the Apple II thank to an expansion card inse...
SOCIÉTÉ OCCITANE D'ELECTRONIQUE OC 2000
What a funky system ! This is a french system, made in Toulouse, south of France. Société Occitane d'Eléctronique often released systems (pongs, consoles and computers) with original 70's cosmetic design. It is software compatible with the Interton VC-4000 and "clones". This doesn't mean that it can use the Interton cartridges, as they won't fit, but the internal specs and software are the same. The CPU is the 2650A from Signetics and the Video Controller...
HONEYWELL H316 - Kitchen computer
And now something for the ladies... Torin Darkflight kindly sent us following information and picture about this rather weird machine: "This odd-looking and almost laughable computer was released by Honeywell under the official name H316 Pedestal Model, but was featured on the cover of a Nieman-Marcus catalog under its more commonly-known name, the "Kitchen Computer". The Kitchen Computer is most likely where the classic recipe storage cliché originated, as this wa...
HANIMEX  7771
A classic european pong made in Honk-Kong and sold under many brands through Europe. The Hanimex 7771G is exactly the same system (even internally) as the 7771, but it enables the two shooting games initially offered by the AY-3-8500 chipset, by providing a lightgun and its connector. This means that the 7771 "could" play the shooting games, but hardware was not implemented in it. This was a common marketing strategy at the time, in order to propose a range of systems at minimal cost. ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
david
5/26/2022
TANGERINE MICROTAN 65
I think the Oric is based on the Prestel adapter that Tangerine developed, not the MicroTan. The main feature of the MicroTan was its rock steady PAL television output - other computers at the time (Tandy/Apple/Commodore) required the purchase of a video monitor.

david
5/26/2022
CANON  AS-100
I think this is a computer I had. They were used for POS systems in Mobil petrol stations in Australia. They were _completely impossible_ to get into, the system is snapped into place and then fixed with blind screws in three sections.

david
5/26/2022
CROMEMCO  Z-1
The computer in Wargames was a Wang, and it had an 8" disk drive, which these certainly didn''t, it was quite a callenge just to connect a hex keypad and a cassette recorder !

~Von
5/25/2022
PANASONIC Senior Partner
I friend was cleaning out his basement and passed along his RL-H7000W. It has 2 5 1/4 drives but no HD. Fired right up on DOS 2.11. I''d love to install a hard drive into this. Anyone know if that is possible? I found an ad for one of these and the 7100 model had a whopping 10MB HD in it..

Technoid Mutant
5/25/2022
KAYPRO Kaypro 4
The 8088 board shipped in the dual-processor Kaypro IV was the SWP Copower 88. The same board was also shipped in a dual-processor Xerox CP/M machine. SWP made its own CP/M computer for which they made the Copower 88. The SWP ATR8000.

Technoid Mutant
5/25/2022
KAYPRO Kaypro 4
The 8088 board shipped in the dual-processor Kaypro IV was the SWP Copower 88. The same board was also shipped in a dual-processor Xerox CP/M machine. SWP made its own CP/M computer for which they made the Copower 88. The SWP ATR8000.

Julien Ciura
5/22/2022
ELECTRONICA CIP-03
Hi all, I want to revive a CIP03 that has a missing crystal (CLK). What frequency should that be? Many thanks in advance. Julien


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
LEMMINGS (PA2080)
Atari Lynx
Atari, DMA Design, Psygnosis - 1993
 game - puzzle
HANGMAN / TIC TAC TOE / DOODLE (MG1003)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - hangman - paint program - tic tac toe
COMIC CIRCUS (14)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - circus
BUSINESS FINANCE (26-3703)
Tandy TRS-80 PC-2
Tandy - 1982
 application - business and financial application
TIC-TAC-TOE
RCA Fred computers
RCA (developer) - 1971
 game - mind games - tic tac toe
CASINO POKER (VIDEOCART-25)
Fairchild Channel F
Zircon International Inc. - 1979
 game - card game - casino - poker
SHINNYUSHAIN TOORU KUN (G-1041)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Konami, Sega - 1985
 game - maze
SPACE WARS (VT3105)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
 game - duel - gravity - shoot them up - space - vector graphics
CLEAN SWEEP (VT3303)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - maze
TV GOALEE
Arcade
Chicago Coin - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - football
TEMPEST 2000 (J9010E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Llamasoft (developer) - 1994
 game - shoot them up
PURSUIT
Arcade
Kee Games - 1974
 game - first person shooter - plane - shoot them up - war
BASKETBRAWL (PA2034)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - basketball - sport
WOODY POCO
Sharp X1
dB-SOFT - 1986
 game -
BOWLING (VIDEOCART-21)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game - bowling - sport

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Amiga posters

COMMODORE
AMIGA 1000

 
French brochure fron...

ORIC
ATMOS

 
Kit version (1982)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
french advert (feb. ...

RAIR MICROCOMPUTER
Black Box

 
Advert #2

PRAVETZ
IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82

 
New Zealand ad. (198...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
QL catalogue #5

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

FORTUNE
32:16

 
U.S. ad (1982)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
An advertising

CROMEMCO
System I / II / III

 
Your Computer articl...

SANYO
PHC-25

 
UK advert (july 1984...

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
Greek advert (march ...

DRAGON DATA LTD
Dragon 32

 
Spectrum+ French ad.

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
1976 advert

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
6800

 
French advert #4

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE

 
French price list

COMMODORE
C64

 
1978 brochure #20

MSI
6800

 
French advert

ORIC
ATMOS

 
German brochure #3

ATARI
MEGA ST

 
UK advert (july 1984...

RAIR MICROCOMPUTER
Business Computer

 
Charlie Chaplin #3

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
French ad #2 (1984)

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
Brochure #4

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
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