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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
COMMODORE  PET / CBM 40xx
These computers are new versions of the PET series. The main improvement was the new ROM version (v4.0) which offered new possibilities such as direct disk operation commands (DLOAD, DSAVE, COPY, HEADER, etc.) or the ability to repeat cursor control characters by holding down keys. Late models also had a larger screen (12'') than the 2001 computers. The disk drives were "Intelligent", which means that they were CPU driven (MOS 6502) and had internal RAM (4 KB) & ROM (16KB, which contained the...
S.H.G. Black Point (FS-1003/FS-2000)
This is a typical system using catridges based on the different chipsets developped by General Instruments in the late 70s. Each GI chips was able to generate several games, ball games for a start, then later car racing, motorcycle, submarines, tanks and shooting games. The system has two detachable controllers with one analog joystick and one fire button each. The control panel is composed of 10 buttons to select the different games offered by each cartridge (10 being the maximum). Difficult...
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-85
The HP-85 was a famous all-in-one computer which met a great worldwide success thanks to its high reliability and ease of use. It featured a 8 bit processor, 16 KB of RAM, a built-in 5" CRT display, tape drive, thermal printer and four I/O ports. The HP custom processor had 64 8-bit registers but no accumulators. Even slow, it offered outstanding performances in math calculations. The display offered a full screen editor and and a ROLL key allowing to scroll the screen window up and down throu...
EXXON 500 Series
Exxon Computer Division, a branch of the Exxon Oil Company, sold this computer in the U.S.A and Europe. This computer was built in 1982. The system is composed of CPU box, monitor, dual disk drives and a keyboard. It was delivered withe software on 5.2 disks, manuals, training materials. This office computer was primarily a word processor with calenders, ticklers and file sharing capabilities. It ran on the Z-80 chipset with a 64 KB architecture running a CPM like OS. In some regards it i...
NBI Hantu
All the information we have come from a copy of a 1975 brochure of an NBI Hantu (later renamed to the System II). It boasted an Intel 8008 processor up to 16K of RAM and two 8" 250K floppies. NBI was the first software based wordprocessing system on the market. At that time, the competition had to change firmware each time the program was changed. NBI officially stood for "Nothing But Intials", however the real origin of the name NBI was "Necton Bilinium Incorporated" a name chosen by ...
SHARP  PC-1245
Basically, the PC-1245 was a low-cost version of the PC-1251. The following features were affected: First, it had only 2.2 KB RAM instead of 4 KB, thus only 1486 bytes were available for programming. Second, the display provided only 16 characters instead of 24. Third, the RESERVE mode, which had allowed to assign BASIC commands or functions to 18 of the alphanumeric keys, had been eliminated. Instead, these keys were assigned BASIC shortcuts for eas...
QUAY CORPORATION 500 Series
The QUAY 500 was a clone of the North Star Horizon offering some technical improvements compared to its competitor: a standalone single-board instead of a backplane and several S-100 boards, Direct Memory Access for better disk access performance, on-board expansion capabilities for additional parallel and serial port and higher disk capacity. The 500 model was sold with two 200 KB double density 5"1/4 floppy drives, the 520 model with two quad density 400 KB ...
LEMZ Agat 9
The Agat-9, produced after the Agat, was a fully compatible Apple II+ system with real expansion possibilities (6 non-apple compatible slots). It was then possible to add memory expansion cards, serial cards, additional disk-drives and even network cards. In fact the Agat-9 was also compatible with the more exotic Pravetz-8 and Tzyntzy computers, which were also Apple II clones. ...
NEC  PC Engine Duo R
This is essentially the same machine as the PC Engine Duo, but with a redesigned white case and no headphone jack or CD door lock....
EPOCH TV Baseball
The Epoch TV Baseball is an early japanese video-game released in 1978. It is a stand-alone system, as it can play only one game: baseball! Indeed, baseball has always been very popular in Japan. It was logic that it inspired first videogames there. The game can be played by two players, one launching the ball and the other manipulating the bat. There is a detachable controller with only one fire button, and all the other controls are on the system itself. It is interesting to note that...

   LATEST COMMENTS
terry brown
1/23/2020
COMPUKIT UK-101
I worked at Comp shop New Barnet , selling these and helping pack them , its was run by Chris Carey great days - i then build and developed software for Nascom , i was 14 at the time

Stewart
1/21/2020
DATAVUE Spark
This was our first family computer when I was at high school. Mum and dad got it second hand when the local polytechnic sold off their fleet (probably because hard drives were just coming in as an essential...)
Many assignments were done using First Choice. Many hours were spent playing Bill and Ted''s Excellent Adventure, and Lemmings. (All in glorious blue monochrome.)
in the end it got trashed by a virus and I could never get another boot diskette to work...

Simon Finno
1/18/2020
NOKIA Mikro Mikko 1
Nokia Mikromikko 1 was released in 1981. The webpage shows 1984.
Wikipedia:
MikroMikko 1, was released on 29 September 1981,$1$ 48 days after IBM introduced its Personal Computer.

In 1983 was introduded Mikromikko 2.

Rares
1/15/2020
ICE-FELIX HC-2000
Cineva sa corecteze:
Someone to correct:

in CPM mode : 64x24 characters

Kristoffer Rosendahl
1/10/2020
SANCO  7000
Hello!
I have a simular system called IBEX 7201. My system has 8 inch drives.

I have a smal problem with my system.
I cant load it from the disk. I only get to the "Monitor".
Is there a special command to load from the disk?
Please help me!

Ted
1/9/2020
LITTON - MONROE OC-8820
As a foreign student (Argentina) in 1982 I trained police department administration at Institute of Police traffic Management in Jacksonville, Florida using Monroe 8820 and DBASE. They used it to track stolen property. I was hired in 1983 by Litton/Monroe as salesman, I was the only one selling this system from a team of 7 that sold the old accounting systems. I was the only user of the 20 APPLE IIC in the auniversity and found the Monroe 8820 to be more business oriented with the three applications DBASE, WORDSTAR, VISICALC.

Giacomo
1/8/2020
SPECTRAVIDEO  SV 328
How much did it cost when it was released?


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
MAGIC NUMBERS / MIND READER / NIM (VIDEOCART-08)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - mind games
MEMORY MATCH (VIDEOCART-15)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game - mind games
HOVER STRIKE (J9009E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
DRAG RACE
Atari Stunt Cycle (model SC-450)
Atari - 1977
 game - dragster - motorbike
PITFALL - THE MAYAN ADVENTURE (J9101E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Activision (developer), Atari (publisher), Imagitec Design (developer) - 1995
 game - jungle - pitfall - platform
BREAKOUT
Arcade
Atari - 1976
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - ball and paddle - breakout
HOCKEY
Arcade
RamTek - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - football - hockey
COSMIC CHASM (VT3101)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - shoot them up - vector graphics
SPELLMASTER
Cambridge Computers Z88
Computer Concepts Ltd - 1988
 application - wordprocessor
CAPTURE THE FLAG
Commodore Vic 20
Sirius Software - 1983
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - 3d - maze
PURSUIT
Arcade
Kee Games - 1974
 game - first person shooter - plane - shoot them up - war
RAGING TURTLE (PC/SD-204)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game - maze - turtle
CHAMPIONSHIP LODERUNNER (C-57)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Br°derbund Software, Sega - 1985
 game - platform
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
LODE RUNNER
Atari Lynx
Br°derbund Software - year unknown
 game - platform

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FRANKLIN
ACE 1000

 
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DIGITUS
DGT100 / DGT1000

 
French advert (dec. ...

THOMSON
MO 5

 
Seequa Chameleon bro...

SEEQUA
CHAMELEON

 
German leaflet

SHARP
MZ 80A - MZ 1200

 
French advert (1984)

EXELVISION
EXL 100

 
French ad (dec.1983)

SPECTRAVIDEO
SV 318

 
1980 Coleco catalog

COLECO
Telstar Colortron

 
Not really an IMSAI!

IMSAI
8080

 
Japanese ad #2

CASIO
PV-2000

 
ACE 1000 advert (198...

FRANKLIN
ACE 1000

 
French ad (dec.1983)

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
Japanese flyer - ver...

EPOCH
Super Cassette Vision

 
Jacquard brochure #1

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
French advert #2

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

NORTHSTAR
Horizon

 
UK advert (Nov. 1980...

ACORN COMPUTER
ATOM

 
French ad (july 1984...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Equiped for competit...

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
U.S. advert (1980)

HEATHKIT
H8

 
1st. U.S. advert #2

EPSON
QX 10

 
French ad #3 (1984)

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
French advert

OLIVETTI
M10

 
U.S. advert (1982)

TELEVIDEO
TS-802

 
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